Richard Patterson was born in San Francisco in 1945. He graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the University of California at Davis in 1967, where he had studied under Wayne Thiebaud and William Wiley.
He was assistant to sculptor John Chamberlain. Patterson completed his BA (Cantab) in Architecture in 1972, the AA Dipl in 1976, qualifying as a registered architect in 1980. During this time, he studied under Robert M. Young, Robin Evans, Robert Gutman, Anthony Vidler, David Coffin, Hans Aarsleff and Anthony Grafton. He received his PhD in 2008 by publication in architectural semiology.
Richard Patterson has worked in architectural practice from 1972, initially for Evans and Shalev and then ABK, followed by larger-scale corporate projects with TTSP and epr, and residential and urban development for Conran Roche. His own practice, set up in 1991, was concerned with the restoration and refurbishment of 17th to 19th century buildings, predominantly for London premises of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon. Richard Patterson has taught at Kingston University, De Montfort University, University of Brighton and Arts University Bournemouth. He has been a member of the Prescription Committee of the Architects Registration Board, and is currenlty Secretary to the Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture, is a member of the Architectural Association Council and is associated with Pilgrims Group for the procurement of forensic sciences services.
Dr. Richard Patterson BA (Cantab) AA Dipl RIBA
Associate senior lecturer