Developer review:

Richard is a regular participant in our major projects, helping us to find imaginative, innovative and commercial solutions to complex sites that sit within sensitive heritage contexts. He doesn’t always say what we want to hear, but understands us and works with a passion and enthusiasm that guides us to solutions we are all proud of. Design quality is key and Richard supports us in finding up and coming architectural talent’’.

Colette O’Shea, Managing Director, London and Retail Portfolios, Landsec


Design review:

Richard Coleman has made his mark on the built environment -- not by designing buildings, but through careful advice he has given to developers, architects and planners as to the appropriateness of designer, design strategy and appearance in often highly sensitive locations. He has the confidence, borne of long experience, to tell clients what they would sometimes rather not hear, but his independence of view is what makes his opinions valuable. We need this combination of knowledge and judgement in the imagining and analysis of future environments, as much as we also need an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the recent and distant past”.

Paul Finch, Former Chairman CABE, Programme Director of World Architecture Festival, and Editorial Director of The Architectural Review/Architects’ Journal


Planning Authority review:

It is considered that both the methodology and interpretive material included in the visual assessment are of exemplary quality”.

Westminster City Council on Citydesigner’s Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment report submitted for the Victoria Terminus Interchange scheme.