Roland has more than 20 years’ experience as an architect and urban designer and has also worked as a public sector client.
He has led design teams for major town centre and housing regeneration projects, has run many public, collaborative design workshops and has delivered a range of different types and scale of building. He teaches part-time at the University of East London and has led award-winning grant-funded research in wellbeing, social value and intergenerational housing design.
In 2016 he co-founded Matter Architecture, a practice working across all building types and scales, for public and private clients. This breadth provides a rich cross-fertilisation of ideas and knowledge for projects that have won numerous international and national awards and been widely published.
Roland is a member of the Town and Country Planning Association, a Fellow of the RSA and a member of the RIBA Planning Advisory Group. In 2020 he was appointed as an expert advisor to the High Streets Task Force by the Design Council. He is an experienced design and quality review panellist and is member of four different panels. In 2018 he won an RIBA President’s award for research in ethics and sustainability.