Richard Coutts AJ Summit

2 April 2020 | County Hall, London

Industry expert

 Richard Coutts

Richard Coutts

Baca Architects , Principal

Richard  Coutts  is  one  of  Europe’s  foremost  architects  specialising  in  projects  above, alongside  and  below  the  waterline.  Richard  is  passionate  about  sustainability  and developed the UK’s first fully flood resistant amphibious house in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, which featured on Grand Designs.

Founded in 2003, Baca Architects is currently working on Tyram Lakes, an eco-lodge, hotel, spa  and  event  venue  in  South  Yorkshire,  an  under-water  hotel  for  Hobart,  Tasmania,  and several major dockland regeneration schemes in and around the UK and the Thames. Richard also  developed  the  masterplan  for  the  redevelopment  of  the  UNESCO  world  heritage  site  at Liverpool Docks and is the co-author of acclaimed title, Aquatecture.

Baca has won numerous awards including Urban Design Group Practice of the Year 2016/17 and  Richard  was  recognised  in  2018  as  a  Fellow  RIBA.  He  is  a  member  of  RIBA’s  Policy Team and part of DEFRA’s Core Cities Flood Advisory Group at No. 10 Downing Street.

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