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R Dawson Architect RIBA Ltd

Welcome to R Dawson Architect, specialist in new homes, home extensions, and commercial projects.

Designs are bespoke, beautiful, practical and thoughtful, giving you, your family or business more light and space, and reducing energy use.

Architectural knowledge and experience

Richard Dawson, a chartered RIBA and ARB registered architect, brings up to the minute knowledge combined with over 40 years’ experience to every project.

(The Architects Register is the definitive record of all UK architects. If someone is not on the Register, they are not an architect. The title “architect” is protected by law in the UK. It can only be used by people who have the appropriate education, training and experience needed to join the Architects Register. This RIBA information “Why use an architect” is also useful if you’re planning a project.)

Award-winning designs

For the past 20 years, Richard has led his own award-winning practice, with work across schemes in Conservation Areas and National Parks, new housing and commercial developments, and transformative house renovations and extensions.

Energy-saving: retrofits, running costs, and low carbon design

Richard is particularly knowledgeable about sustainability issues with clients regularly commenting on his expertise. Creating buildings that are warm and energy efficient with low running costs is a passion. He’s enjoyed considerable success working on retrofits and refurbishments of listed properties and those in conservation areas, as well as creating low carbon and carbon negative homes.

Richard regularly liaises with other specialist providers and contractors to co-ordinate energy assessments, SAPs (Standard Assessment Procedure) and EPCs (Energy Performance Certificate, and ensure compliance with thermal standards, ecology, structural design and landscaping best practice and regulations.


Richard has experience in designing for disability and life-time homes to BS8300. As a member of the Access Association he provides a consultancy service for building owners and managers who want to make their built environment inclusive.


What clients say

Richard’s current clients include domestic and commercial private clients, churches, sports clubs and developers.

“Richard brought to the project his enthusiasm and technical knowledge concerning sustainable and eco-friendly development. This, coupled with his obvious in-depth experience and capabilities in the field of architecture and planning.”
“Richard guided us skilfully through the planning and design processes associate with our project to install solar PV and to erect a lean-to bespoke greenhouse on our property. As we live in a Conservation Area, this required a great deal of expertise, patience and tenacity on Richard’s part. To his credit, he was able to satisfy both our design requirements and negotiate agreement with the planners.”
“Richard is amiable, energetic and passionate about his work. We would be delighted to recommend Richard to anyone who want to enjoy achieving a successful building project; and we look forward to working with him again with future projects at our home.”


R Dawson Architect’s work has been recognised through several awards and achievements.

A photo of Richard Dawson holding his 2018 LABC Awards finalist certificate