Richard Wardle
Director
BA (Hons) Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA

Richard joined Stanton Williams in 2000 and is the Director responsible for the 35,000sqm new academic facility, the flagship project within the first phase of the UCL East masterplan, located within the new Cultural and Education District in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Due to open in 2023, the project contains a range of collaborative, academic learning, research and teaching spaces including uses such as future global cities, creativity and material culture and experimental engineering.

Richard was Project Architect and Associate responsible for the University of the Arts London campus, the cultural centerpiece of the King’s Cross Central regeneration, which includes 40,000m2 of studio, teaching and performance space for Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The project includes the transformation of a number of sensitive Victorian railway buildings and the complex insertion of a series of new contemporary volumes containing flexible studios/workshops spaces. The campus, located within the historic Listed Goods Yard, is underpinned by the creation of vibrant new collaborative spaces to stimulate creativity, experimentation and the exchange of ideas and includes a range of new retail, office, leisure and public spaces.

Completed projects also include two high-rise residential buildings within the Wood Wharf masterplan, located to the East of London’s Canary Wharf for Canary Wharf Group, completed in 2021 and the transformation of The Mailbox in Birmingham, the extensive internal remodelling of an industrial Post Office sorting office and retail street into a luxury retail and lifestyle destination. Other projects for Stanton Williams include the Anchor Store at Bristol’s Cabot Circus centre and a number of complex phased interior projects for Selfridges & Co.

Richard graduated with distinction from the University of Brighton in 1999 following which he worked on an award-winning £25 million business school at Dixon Jones