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Richard Marks

Director of Design Process

Originally from Northwest England, Richard joined the firm in 2022 as Director of Design Process following senior roles at David Chipperfield Architects (DCA), and DRDH Architects. With an interest in and passion for both art and science, Richard felt called to architecture, a discipline he believes is firmly grounded in both.

After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Brighton, he began his professional journey at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS), working in typologies such as social housing, arts and culture, and education. He did this while completing his postgraduate studies at London Metropolitan University before joining DRDH Architects.

In his work, whether working on a masterplan for a cultural quarter for the city of Bodø, Norway or working on the design for Block 2 of Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa at DCA, Richard is committed to promoting excellence in design.

At KPMB, he manages the design process, refining the team’s standards and methodologies to ensure a consistent, collaborative approach across the entire practice. He believes that architects’ skills in collaboration and lateral thinking are key in addressing society’s most pressing problems, including affordable housing, the climate crisis and reconciliation; by working together with others we can be catalysts for social change.

"Architecture at its best answers the complex, multi-layered problems of the moment with solutions that bring joy to the human experience."

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