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The Red Box Team
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The Extraordinary

The Practice excels by relying on its most important asset – its people.

We use progressive principles that inform and inspire the next generation of staff to work on a wide range of projects, and learn from a wealth of experience that has a direct and positive impact on the designs we produce, promoting a spirit of creativity where members of the team can deliver excellence and build long, successful careers.

The following Directors and Associates are responsible for the running of the Practice and delivery of all strategic projects.

Alan J. Smith O.BE, D.L, B.A., B.Arch., Hon. D.B.A., R.I.B.A., F.C.S.D., F.R.S.A. Chairman
As Chairman of RBDG Ltd., Alan has been at the forefront of business expansion over the past 30 years, overseeing the opening of offices in London, Amsterdam and China, and the establishment of interior and new media design, and founding the Red Box Gallery.
Barry Farrar B.A., B.Arch., R.I.B.A. Managing Director
Barry is responsible for managing Red Box Design Group. Over the past 25 years he has gained extensive experience to drive complex projects to successful, often award winning completions, skills which are now utilised in the running of the Group.
Andrew Clark B.A., B.Arch., R.I.B.A. Principal Architect
Andrew has a passion for design, and is involved in the design and management of major projects. He has great experience of a broad range of building types, and has been responsible for many of the most significant commissions completed by the Practice over 30 years.
Sean Gallagher B.A., B.Arch., R.I.B.A. Associate
Sean is passionate about design. Teamwork, quality and care are embedded in all his projects. He strives to exceed client expectations, and has designed many challenging buildings both in the UK and abroad, for International companies and world renowned brands.
Len Espie Dip. Arch. (Abdn) Associate
Len has vast experience in most building sectors with particular specialisation in complex industrial and commercial buildings. His main strength is the ability to manage large projects from concept design stage to completion on site.
Mike Dixon Associate
Mike’s thorough understanding of the building process means that his skills are highly valued and often in demand from existing clients. He has particular skills in R&D facilities (incl clean rooms) that demand a high degree of coordination with services and equipment.
Stephen Wilson M.B.I.A.T. Associate
Stephen is a long-standing member of staff who has been responsible for the production of some of the most important projects completed by the office across a range of sectors. He also acts as CAD Manager overseeing the use of over 30 workstations within the office HQ.
Peter Lea M.B.I.A.T. Associate
Peter works across a range of sectors, specialising in education, commercial and healthcare work. His particular strength is in his technical knowledge of building systems and their application, that has been applied to many of the Practice’s trophy projects.
Rob Atkinson M.B.I.A.T. Associate
Robert has broad experience in many sectors, including education, retail, leisure, office and residential. He is particularly interested in delivering projects working closely with the on-site contractor team, and is also responsible for the Group’s QA procedures.
Juran Kerr M.B.I.A.T. Associate
Juran has experience across all sectors specifically commercial & education. He oversees projects from concept to completion with his main strengths lying in technical design and construction detailing. He is a champion of BIM within the Practice.
Mathew Charlton B.A., B.Arch., R.I.B.A. Architect
Matthew first worked for RBDG in 2006 as a Part I student and returned to the Practice to complete his qualifications. He is a talented designer, and has experience of a variety of projects bringing his knowledge of architectural theory and sustainability to his work.
Pat Graham Finance Manager
Pat joined the Company in 2001, and she now manages the finance department. She is also responsible for managing the administration department of the Practice ensuring the smooth running of the office.
Li Tiantian B.Eng Msc Research Executive (China)
Li is based in our office in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Working with the Directors, he has assisted in securing International Design Competitions for the Zhuzhou Government as well as many private developer commissions.

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