Richard HillPosition: Associate
Qualification: MA (CANTAB) DIP ARCH RIBA
Richard Hill studied architecture at Cambridge University. After graduating he worked in the public sector, working mostly on housing research and design. He was appointed manager of an innovative design and build unit in the London Borough of Hackney , which brought architects and builders together into an integrated team. He subsequently carried out research and consultancy on building management and housing administration.
His management experience extended into the private sector with his appointment as project manager and contracts manager for Howard and Constable Ltd., a construction company specialising in high quality interiors, furniture making, and the refurbishment of historic interiors.
His practical experience has been balanced by a continuing involvement in teaching and writing. He has taught in a number of universities in England, the United States and Italy and his book , “Designs and their Consequences”, on architectural theory and aesthetics, was published in 1999.
Richard was a member of the design team for the British Galleries project at the V&A, one of the largest and most highly regarded of recent Museum projects in Britain. At Richard Griffiths Architects he has been involved in numerous conservation projects, including the refurbishment of St Pancras Chambers and the Kings Cross Central project, which involves the transformation of nineteenth century industrial buildings into a new home for Central St Martins School of Art. He has led the Practice’s involvement in a number of conservation plans, including those for the Bishopsgate Institute, Hampstead Churchyard, Brockwell Park and Wakehurst Place, Sussex.