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Richard Parnaby BArch MCD MArch RIBA FRSA

Board Member

Tenure: 1 March 2019 – 31 March 2020


Richard has been an ARB board member since 2012. He studied architecture and planning in Liverpool and Oregon before joining the Architects Register in 1973 and working as an architect in Liverpool and Vancouver. Between 1980 and 1996 he was partner in Brown & Parnaby Architects in Abergavenny and lectured at the Welsh School of Architecture for five years.

Richard led the development of the first new school of architecture in Britain since the 1960s, at the University of the West of England. He was made professor 2005 and was the first chairman of the Design Commission for Wales. He has been president of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and served for eighteen years on the council of the RIBA.

Declaration of Interests

Paid employment
  • Consultant – University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
  • External Advisor – University of Westminster, Part 3 Programme
  • External Examiner – Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth (university of East London), Part 2 Course
Unpaid work
  • Ad hoc lectures/studio reviews – UWTSD
  • Member – RSAW/CITB Wales, Joint Working Group on Graduate Apprenticeships in Architecture in Wales
  • Member – SCHOSA, Architectural Education Review Group

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