B.Arch, FNZIA, Registered Architect
Richard Naish founded RTA Studio in July 1999. He is responsible for the design philosophy and strategic direction of the practice. A graduate of the University of Auckland School of Architecture, he worked at top practices in Auckland and London before launching RTA Studio.
Under his design leadership the practice has won over 70 local, national and international architecture awards, including the NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal, the NZIA Ted McCoy Award for Education as well as category wins at World Architecture Festival, Architizer and Architectural Review Future Projects awards.
An active fellow member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, Richard has been Convenor of the New Zealand Architecture Awards and served as a judge on international juries. He is a regular speaker in New Zealand and overseas. He has been an adjunct professor of architecture at Unitec, Auckland, as well as a regular teacher and critic at architecture schools across the country. Richard is also member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel.