Richard is an experienced designer of sound, AV, and communications systems for theatre, opera, concert, and conference venues.
He has over 25 years experience as a show sound designer, operator, and production engineer for repertory and touring theatre, live musical events, trade shows, and large scale corporate events. As a senior engineer at the Royal National Theatre in London, he was responsible for the design, planning, and installation of sound recording facilities, theatre mixing consoles, and stage communications systems.
Richard was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in electroacoustics at Salford University in 1979 and held a research post at Heriott Watt University between 1979 and 1981 studying the acoustic design of orchestra pits in British theatres. He is also a double-bassist in jazz and folk bands performing in the Brighton area.
Richard in action
It takes a village to create a special place for a community to call home. Our team brings together specialists with backgrounds in the performing arts, architecture, mechanical engineering, lighting design, acoustics, and more to offer a holistic approach to creating, renovating, or repurposing all forms of storytelling spaces. We understand the decisions that need to be made at every stage of the project and we know how to make a performance space work for artists, audience, and production teams.