Richard Rose-Casemore

Founding Director

Richard is a co-founder of Design Engine. He enjoys working in all sectors and at all scales: from masterplanning to interior design, with architecture at the core. Alongside his fellow directors, Richard is responsible for the design direction of the practice.

He has been the recipient of numerous RIBA and Civic Trust Awards during 25 years of practice, and received the Stephen Lawrence Prize for his own house in Winchester at the 2001 Stirling Prize celebrations.

Before the creation of Design Engine, Richard was a director of Architecture PLB, senior architect with Rogers Stirk Harbour, and an associate of ORMS after graduating with distinction and coming runner-up in the RIBA Student President’s Medals. Richard has travelled widely as part of his training as well as in his practice, and worked in South Africa for a year as an undergraduate.

Having a particular passion for teaching, Richard led a Masters studio at Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture between 1995 and 2010. He continues to act as a regular visiting critic at the OBU, Bath, Bartlett, Portsmouth and Plymouth Schools. Richard has taught Professional Practice at the Architectural Association, and has been an external examiner for RIBA Studio and at the Bartlett and Portsmouth Schools.

Richard’s extensive portfolio of work with Design Engine is composed of projects in the fields of Higher Education, Arts and Culture and Residential – including hotels and student accommodation.

Richard is currently a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, a Visiting Fellow of Oxford Brookes University, and a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers. He was CABE Representative for the South-East of England for five years and now chairs various Design Review Panels in the South-West of England. His experience in the design and delivery of Higher Education buildings has earned him an invitation to join the University Design Forum (previously Higher Education Design Quality Forum).