Richard Newman

Legibility and simplicity of design is always my aim. And context is key. I believe that great buildings and places can only result from the perfect mix of client, design team, and contractor. Architecture should be site specific. I am interested in buildings which demonstrate a clear understanding of their context – the materials and forms should respond to what is already there.

I arrived in Birmingham in 1987. Three years at Associated Architects followed graduation before the formation of BPN. I love working with the talented people here in the practice, and I’m forever delighted by their creativity and professionalism.


B.A. (Hons.) Architecture, Dip Arch (Birm) MA RIBA


Birmingham School of Architecture


Corporate member of RIBA