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Adam Richards founded his London-based practice in 2000, after working for Niall McLaughlin, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, and O’Donnell + Tuomey in Dublin. To date, the practice has built a modern extension to a listed manor house, collaborated with an artist to design a miniature fantasy chapel, exhibited at the Royal Academy, modestly proposed a complete reorganisation of London and designed 50 shops.
Its current projects include a stone house perched on a Portuguese mountainside, the complete refurbishment of a large flat in Lubetkin’s Highpoint 1, and an electronic rooftop windbreak responsive to cosmic radiation for a priest in central London.
After a degree in international relations and politics, Richards studied architecture at Cambridge and the University of North London. He has taught architecture at Kingston University and at the University of North London.