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 100 local, national and international architecture awards, including the NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal, the NZIA Ted McCoy Award for Education and multiple 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 and he is currently teaching the masters programme at the University of Auckland Architecture School. Richard is also member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel and The Ministry of Education Design Review Panel.