Patrick Richard
Principal Director
Dip Arch, EPFL, SIA, REGA, RIBA

Patrick Richard joined Stanton Williams in 1995. Patrick has been director in charge of several high profile projects including the extension and transformation of the Musée d’arts de Nantes in France and the new London Underground and Crossrail entrances and Plaza on Tottenham Court road. Patrick was also responsible for Hackney Marshes Centre sports and education hub, the House of Fraser flagship department store in Bristol, the award winning student accommodation for Cranfield University, a major public square and gateway for the city of Geneva and an award winning private house in Lugano in Switzerland.

Patrick is passionate about the relationship between landscape and architecture, the urban realm and the role of architecture as a catalyst for regeneration. Patrick lectures regularly in the UK and abroad, and has been a visiting critic at Westminster University, the department of Architecture and spatial studies at London Metropolitan University, Central Saint Martins MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments and the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne in Switzerland.

He is a visiting Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes and an Academician for the Academy of Urbanism (AoU), a cross sector organisation expanding urban discourse and promoting great placemaking.

Patrick studied at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland under Professor Luigi Snozzi. During his studies, Patrick worked for architect Zaha Hadid in London. After graduating, Patrick worked in Switzerland, then independently in France winning a major commission for the masterplanning of the town of Pomier in Beaujolais as well as a finalist for the masterplan of a new quarter in the city of Grenoble in France.