“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
“Citydesigner is a valued member of our team, who conduct carefully considered analysis and detail orientated output. Their engaging and professional manner encourages healthy debate and direction within the team. These attributes also extend to third party stakeholders, who respect the Citydesigner process and their clear delivery of critical points of information.’’
John R Ronan, Chief Planning Officer, Ronan Group Real Estate
“Citydesigner have been valuable members of our design teams for major schemes in London and Dublin since 2006. They have provided insightful advice on heritage and townscape such that negotiations with planning authorities have gone smoothly.’’
Shane Whelan, Westridge Real Estate
“We were delighted to work with Citydesigner, and in particular, to gain expert advice in relation to urban design and visual assessment from Richard Coleman who formed an essential part of our design team. Richard’s knowledge, confidence and the ability to work closely with our overall design team was fundamental to this project.’’
John Cleary, JCD Group
“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.