TALENTED YOUNG LOCAL ARCHITECT JOINS VIRTUAL BUILD AS A BUSINESS PARTNER TO HEAD UP ITS ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO AS THE COMPANY CONTINUES TO GROW
Richard Williams joins Virtual Build after developing a successful career at HGP Architects, who were responsible for the design of the Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower, the Ben Ainsley Racing headquarters and the Southampton Harbour Hotel (among others).
Richard originates from Portsmouth, and he started his architectural education at the University of Portsmouth, achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, and Master of Architecture, before he qualified as an architect at London’s Kingston University in 2018.
Jason Lawford, Director of Design & Technology at Virtual Build said “It is fantastic that Richard joins us to strengthen and support our studio at this time of strong growth. He is a brilliant and fresh thinking architect, and he brings a wealth of design experience from the vast array of projects he has worked on during his career to date.”
Richard joins Virtual Build as the Director of Architecture & User Experience, and he is really excited to be heading up a progressive architectural practice, “Virtual Build share my values of not only providing really high quality design, but they are also leaders in architectural presentation using the latest tools and technology to ensure all parties are fully informed at all stages of the design journey.”
Richard continues “Jason, my business partner, has been in architectural practice for over 30 years, and has huge experience in designing and delivering everything from grand bespoke mansions through to large scale housing and mixed developments. Our combined knowledge of apartments, care and nursing facilities for public and private sectors, community, retail, university facilities and leisure and makes for a strong skill set for design of any project design needs. I am really looking forward to working with him to make Virtual Build one of the premier architectural practices in the UK.”
Virtual Build are always enthusiastic to discuss project ideas with new clients, and to explain what makes Virtual Build a unique client experience. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs and developing true relationships to ensure that the vision can be realised.Virtual Build is based in Fareham, Hampshire and was formed in 2020.
Apart from traditional architectural services, Virtual Build are market leaders in architectural visualisation and presentation, and they specialises in emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
The staff at Virtual Build have experience in graphic design, technical illustration, and come from an architectural design background.