A passion and enthusiasm for architecture, art and design with over 30 years’ experience as an architect.

About Me

Richard Drinkwater has a passion and enthusiasm for architecture, art and design. He has over 30 years’ experience as an architect and in that time has had a long and varied career covering many types of building.

Thirty years as an architect hasn’t dimmed my enthusiasm and passion for great building design. If anything, I’m even more excited by the projects I take on.

Whether it’s a complex refurbishment of a listed building, or a reimagining of a space for something new, everything I do is underpinned by the relationships I build with clients and partners.

By working with me you’ll soon appreciate my attention to detail, reliability and specialist knowledge particularly around listed buildings.

Since 1998 when I started the practice, we’ve designed and delivered everything from ‘one off’ houses to large, multi-tenanted residential buildings; from bars and nightclubs to large arenas and hotels; from office interior design projects to refurbishment of office buildings.

Underpinning all this is my local knowledge, wide range of contacts and an understanding of what’s needed to deliver great design, on-time, and on-budget.

I’m also a partner in a Land and Property Company specialising in working with land and homeowners to obtain planning approvals for development to maximise their property values.

When I’m not designing and delivering building projects, I enjoy painting, cycling and walking.

How We Work

We’ll look after you

Building is a complicated business, and sometimes you’ll be faced with important decisions. Happily, you’ll always be able to come to the office and talk to us.

We’ll look after the rest of the world, too

It’s about more than windmills and solar panels. A building that’s going to make a positive contribution to the world for years to come has to be well designed throughout, and we have the knowledge to make sure it does what it’s supposed to in a way that doesn’t harm the planet.

Words and pictures

It’s no good having a building designed if you’ve no idea what you’ll get at the end. We’ll make sure that you know what our drawings mean, and we’ll show you sketches and models so that you can see exactly what we’re proposing.

We listen

If you’ve got some strong ideas of your own, don’t worry about saying so. We’ll always listen carefully to what you’ve got to say. If you want us to do all the thinking for you, we’d be only too happy to, but we’ll make sure we know exactly what you want from your project first.

Useful Links

Have a look at the links to the RIBA publications below. The plan of work template shows you how we organise projects and the two other publications explain how we can work with you on your development or your home.

We have also included a link to an HSE leaflet which gives guidance on your duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.