Richard Portchmouth BA (Hons) Arch Dipl Arch RIBA
Director, Birds Portchmouth Russum
Richard Portchmouth became a founding member of the award winning practice Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects (BPR) in 1989 having formerly worked for James Stirling and Michael Wilford on many internationally renowned projects. Since forming BPR, Richard has been responsible for a series of significant infrastructure, masterplanning, residential, educational and cultural projects. These include the Avenue de Chartres Car Park in Chichester, Peabody Docklands Housing proposal, Laganside Masterplan in Belfast, Northend Children’s Nursery at Bexley, Southwark Park Primary School, Plashet School Footbridge and Stonehenge Visitor’s Centre proposals. In 2000 Richard served for five years as a Design Review Committee Member at the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment (CABE). Richard is currently a Design Review Member for the Newham Design Panel and is an advisor on the West Sussex Design Surgery and a panel member of the South East Regional Design Panel.
Richard’s practice, BPR, enjoy an international reputation for creative architecture and the extraordinary presentation of their ideas. The practice has been invited to participate in exhibitions worldwide including a major retrospective of BPR’s work in 2001 at the Architektur museum in Basle, Switzerland. Richard has taught and is a visiting critic at schools of architecture, has judged a number of architectural competitions and lectured on BPR’s work in Britain, France and India. BPR won the Royal Academy Architecture Prize for best Architectural Work in 2002 & 2011.