As a founding director of Rivington Street Studio, Wendy takes a holistic approach to the design of the built environment and infrastructure to positively enhance the lives of as many people as possible. She has over 30 years’ experience in the education, housing and public sectors and has built a strong reputation for understanding the vision and aims of a project. She takes a ‘hands-on’ approach in translating the earliest of conceptual ideas into a physical reality.
Wendy is active in higher education by delivering lectures, hosting design workshops and as an external examiner, and she is a governor of a local secondary school.
David has co-directed Rivington Street Studio since 2007, supporting teams across a wide range of projects in the education, housing and commercial sectors. His approach is focused around collaboration, attention to detail and sustainable design. He has extensive experience in project delivery and has successfully completed a range of award winning new build, remodelled and retrofit projects within London and the South East.
David is also a Civic Trust Assessor and a Professional Studies Advisor for Part 3 students at the University of Cambridge.
Dominic is a highly talented member of the Rivington Street Studio architectural team and has excellent experience within the education sector for both schools and universities. He is adept at delivering excellent design solutions for both new build and refurbishment. He is very successful in dealing with planning authorities including navigating the rigorous procedures involved with listed building applications and for those on constrained sites. Dom forges strong working relationships with all project stakeholders and is skilful at managing complex solutions to briefs within occupied buildings. In addition to his project work, Dom manages our in-house ‘Friday afternoon talks’.
Richard has a wealth of experience in the education and arts sectors and has successfully delivered a range of high profile and award-winning schemes for the practice. He applies his expertise in conservation and remodelling to a variety of existing building contexts from Georgian terraces to 1960s concrete-framed buildings, giving all the same level of engagement and care.
Mark supports the team at a senior level drawing on his excellent technical and organisational skills. His background in leading education and healthcare schemes enables him to take a strategic view, resolving complex issues that often require extensive consultation and innovative solutions. He is used to working with multiple stakeholder groups and believes in developing strong, collaborative working relationships to achieve successful project outcomes.
Simon is an all-rounder with 20 years’ architectural experience across multiple sectors, scales of project and construction methods. He enjoys cutting through technical and legislative challenges in order to seek out practical and workable solutions.
Much of his recent work for RSS has been leading mixed use regeneration project teams, often unpicking complex briefs and unlocking congested and constrained urban sites.
Since 2008, Scarlett has been working on many of our education and residential sector projects including university accommodation, primary and secondary education and is highly experienced in co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams as lead consultant. She is used to working with multiple stakeholder groups and developing strong, collaborative relationships in order to deliver a range of successful new build and refurbishment projects. She also has a keen interest in the wider office management and is responsible for the library and the office manual.
Richard is an experienced architect with strong skills in communication and collaboration. He has expert knowledge of sports and commercial sectors and has successfully delivered a range of new build and refurbishment projects, with a strong emphasis on traditional procurement routes. He is experienced at dealing with stakeholders and consultants at all stages of a project and has led teams to secure planning permission on projects up to £50m. Richard is also leading the practice in their adoption of BIM.
Éimear has delivered a number of our education projects within both primary and secondary school sectors. She has specialist knowledge of the DfE output specification as well as the Building Bulletin design guidelines for schools.
Her recent work has involved coordinating multi-disciplinary teams as lead consultant often working with demanding briefs within tight programmes and whilst buildings have remained in use. She also has experience of project delivery under both design & build and traditional procurement routes. Éimear is also responsible for our staff inductions and CPD.
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