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Geoff Rich

Areas of Expertise

Having completed his architectural studies with first class honours at the University of Newcastle, Geoff joined FCBS in 1996. He takes a leading role in the practice’s creative re-use and regeneration work. He is a former S.P.A.B. Lethaby Scholar, and an accredited conservation architect with both the AABC and the RIBA schemes.

His recent projects include the repair and regeneration of oldest surviving ironframed buildings in the world at Shrewsbury Flax Mill Maltings for Historic England, and the major repair and renovation of Bath Abbey. Previous schemes include projects for: Windsor Castle, National Museums Liverpool, Westminster School, Hampton Court Palace, Middleport Pottery and The Roman Baths in Bath. Internationally, his work includes projects for National Museums of Ireland, the Tourist Burma Building (Yangon), the historic town of Umm Qais (Jordan), and the Shashpul Caravanserai at Bamiyan (Afghanistan). Geoff is a member of Historic England’s Historic Places Panel, and Chairman of the Fabric Advisory Council for Exeter Cathedral. He is a visiting lecturer on conservation and sustainability at several universities and lead external examiner at the University of the West of England.

Geoff Rich