Richard has been in practice for 19 years in Christchurch. His employer, Jasmax, is a national multi-disciplinary design practice which has been in operation for over 50 years. His portfolio involves commercial, education, hotel and tourism, and community sectors. Since the Canterbury earthquakes, Richard’s focus has been almost exclusively within the wider Canterbury region. He has overseen, or had involvement with, a wide range of projects, such as the Air New Zealand Regional Lounge (Christchurch International Airport), Novotel and Ibis Hotel repairs, The Terrace, 335 Lincoln Road, Ara Kahukura, and many school projects.
Richard is also involved with a number of professional bodies, including the NZIA (Canterbury Branch), and he chairs the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust, which is responsible for Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre of Architecture and City-Making, and the FESTA project.