Richard Simpson joined Bryden Wood in 2006 to form and lead the growing Engineering team alongside the already well-established Architectural practice.

Before joining Bryden Wood, Richard worked for a number of engineering consultancies, and most latterly ran a team of MEP engineers at Faber Maunsell. It was whilst working at Faber Maunsell that Richard first worked with Bryden Wood on a number of hi-tech Data Centre projects. These schemes were designed to be delivered using DfMA (Design for Manufacture) techniques and required extremely close collaboration between Architect and Engineer, a collaboration which culminated in Richard joining Bryden Wood some years later.

Richard’s Engineering background coupled with a strong cross discipline understanding enables him to harness the full breadth of skills at Bryden Wood, with a particular focus on the delivery of hi-tech and complex facilities, where appropriate using DfMA and Offsite delivery techniques. Richard has experience of running design projects across a number of sectors including Healthcare, Education, Pharmaceutical/Process, Commercial, Aviation and Data Centres.

Alongside project focussed work at Bryden Wood, Richard is also responsible for contract and commercial management within the practice.