Richard Bossons is a Registered Architect and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers*. He was a co-opted member of the Chilterns Conservation Board Planning Committee advising on design, and was on the CCB committee responsible for the new edition of the Chilterns Building Design Guide.
*Fellowship of the CSD ‘is offered globally…to those who can demonstrate significant achievements and contributions in…their own practice or field of design, the profession of design, and the Chartered Society of Designers’
Richard’s award-winning practice has designed buildings and interiors for many large and well-known companies, including working as a consultant to Xerox for nearly 30 years, involved in over 80 projects in the UK and internationally.
Projects have been wide-ranging including office buildings for over 800 staff, sensitively designed houses and barn conversions in the Chiltern Hills, eco-housing and holiday apartments in Somerset, a Hindu Centre in London, offices and an apartment in Moscow, a West End shop, and Internet Data Centres for major US corporations. Product design has included light switches, a partitioning system, taps and prefabricated bathroom modules.
Sustainable design and energy conservation have been an important part of the practice’s projects for over 30 years (the Xerox HQ was a finalist in the Green Building of the Year Awards, and the subject of a BRE study on ‘environmentally acclaimed’ buildings). Richard was an early member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building.
The citation for the Chilterns Building Design Award summed up the practice’s approach:
‘Hunt’s Green Barn retains a simple exterior which relates well to the surrounding landscape, and an interior space designed with sensitivity and exceptional attention to detail’
No longer practising Richard now prefers to write about architecture, design, and photography. After 35 years as a designer it was very gratifying to hear recently from his first client that the logo and branding designed in 1972 when a student is still in use by a (now) very successful UK-wide company!
‘One Man in a Boat’ – Richard in 108 year old Thames skiff ‘Lilian’