Richard Barton


BA Hons, B Arch Hons, RIBA

Richard is a founding director of Avanti and since 1981 he has been instrumental in the practice establishing its reputation for innovative and high quality design in the fields of housing and healthcare. Over the last few years he has particularly targeted Brazil for its expanding opportunities and last year opened Avanti Brazil in São Paulo.

Richard has become a noted expert in the design of health buildings and particularly enjoys solving the complex challenges of large hospitals estates. Being the external examiner for the Medical Architecture Research Unit at London South Bank University over the last five years has provided intellectual stimulation for both the students and the practice.

Richard developed his love of construction during many childhood days spent in his father’s joinery works and he has continued this ‘hands on’ preoccupation by recently designing and building his own house in South London.

Richard is an international expert in healthcare design

John Allan