Richard is a Partner in Maccreanor Lavington Architects which he established with Gerard Maccreanor in 1992 with offices in London and Rotterdam. The practice, specialising in housing and education, won the Stirling Prize in 2008 for Accordia in Cambridge, the only housing development to win in the award’s first 25 years. The practice pioneered the New London Vernacular form where lateral apartments sit on a plinth of family-sized maisonettes within a medium-rise slab block faced in brickwork.
Richard serves as a panel member of several design reviews and is a Mayor of London design advocate. He has also served as a consultant architectural assessor to the Arts Council of England Lottery Fund and was a board member and judge for the Housing Design Awards.
Richard has taught at the Canterbury School of Architecture, the University of Nottingham, Bath University, The Mackintosh School of Architecture and Queens University, Belfast.
David Birkbeck runs Design For Homes and is a Director of the Housing Design Awards. Please click here to read David’s full profile.
Stephen Proctor was a founding partner of Proctor and Matthews Architects, a practice which over 25 years has designed some of the country’s most influential large housing developments, most recently at Great Kneighton on the southern fringe of Cambridge where the use of innovative layouts led to apartment-like coverage rates for generous houses with their own direct street access. Stephen once set up an MMC development company and has recently teamed up with Urban Splash and Japan house manufacturer Sekisui to produce the first 400 homes for Homes England’s Northstowe new town.
David Roberts is a director of Igloo, the country’s largest sustainable development company, which he joined in 2002. David’s is a trustee of Sunderland Culture team managing the investment of £1.5bn in the city including through a housing expo, and a design review panel member at both Places Matter in the North West and MADE in the Midlands. He has represented the RICS both on the Government’s Sustainable Development Commission and on the judging panel of the Housing Design Awards.