Architect Martin Richardson has died, aged 72. He specialised in housing projects and gave numerous AA and RCA lectures on housing and industrialisation. He was also a member of the RIBA's Housing Group. He won a RIBA European Award in 2000 for his Trootsplein housing scheme in The Hague. The judges described the project as 'well considered and all of a piece'. He was educated at Cambridge University School of Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture and the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture. Richardson worked for a wide range of practices and government departments - he was development architect for the Yorkshire Development Group, project leader for Piano & Rogers' Pompidou Centre in Paris and conducted research into industrialised housing with TSG international in the US.