Inscape Richards Architects
22 Sydenham Road, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 5SJ, UK.
T: 0117 9232305 E:

Mike Richards director of Inscape Richards Architects

Mike Richards
Cert Arch, Dip Arch, RIBA, RWA

Inscape Architects was formed in 1982, and incorporated as a limited company in 2001. In 2008 the practice was reformed as Inscape Richards Architects by the founding partner Mike Richards and relocated into new offices.

Mike Richards has now retired from architectural practice and the Inscape Richards Architects Ltd ceased trading in 2011. Mike is involved in community projects and continues his interests in sustainable building design giving talks illustrated by reference to new and refurbished projects, regulations, controls and measured performance. On the basis of his architectural work the Royal West of England Academy elected him as an academician in 2011. He is a director of the Festival of Stone CIC and responsible for project co-ordination of the successful 10 day Bristol Festival of Stone 2013

The practice had broad experience covering projects in the following fields :

nursing & residential homes
housing in public and private sectors
special needs housing
industrial and commercial

Buildings were designed with low energy use, for a sustainable and long life using renewable resources.

The practice has received various local amenity society commendation & awards, short listed by the RIBA national awards including:

Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Sky B Sky Building of the Year Award 'Jeu d'Esprit'

Civic Trust 40th anniversary Awards - commendation "valuable contribution to the appearance and quality of the environment"

Civic Society Award - "contribution to townscape"

TV companies have used several of our projects as contemporary settings for popular series, for instance The Riverstation restaurant, Priors Field & Yew Tree houses. Our work has featured in both local press and nationally, including the Sunday Times, Ideal Home, Grand Designs, RIBA Interiors & Self Build & Design.

The Inscape Richards Ltd ceased trading in 2011. 

(we apologise that we can't guarantee a reply to enquiries, & no longer employ staff)

Inscape Richards Architects Ltd no longer provides architectural services.

Other contacts

local  region RIBA Wessex

and other local contacts:-

Bristol City Council
Architecture Centre
Bristol Tourist Office
Create Centre

riverstation restaurant entrance and glazed stairwell
house Gibson Road Bristol, sustainable features include a  glazed thermal buffer space with sliding roof - local amenity society award
Cotham School Bristol refurbished science laboratories
Yew Tree House, Abbots Leigh, high specification 5 bedroom house