Richard established Maccreanor Lavington Architects with Gerard Maccreanor in 1991 in London.
Working from offices in London and Rotterdam the experience of the practice is extensive, covering urban design, residential, commercial, retail, leisure, education, health, and transportation sectors. Projects range in scale, and complexity, from individually designed houses to large-scale urban projects, valued in excess of £100million. The practice has won many architectural competitions and has received numerous prestigious awards for architectural quality. In 2015 Maccreanor Lavington received an NLA award for the Queen’s Park station mixed use scheme; in 2014 the Kraaiennest metro station in Amsterdam and Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions in the King’s Cross Central redevelopment won RIBA awards; in 2012 the practice’s work for the Olympic Legacy Community Masterplan was Overall Winner at the NLA awards; in 2011 the practice received the Housing Design Awards Community Consultation Award for St. Andrews; and in 2008 received the RIBA Stirling Prize in for Accordia in Cambridge.
Richard is a board member of Design for Homes and is on the Steering Group for the Housing Design Awards. He is currently a member of several London Borough Design Review Panels and has previously served as a CABE enabler.