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.