Mikhail Riches is one of the UK’s leading architects for residential development, with an expanding portfolio of work that includes workplaces, community projects, mixed-use regeneration, neighbourhood plans and one-off commissions.
Mikhail Riches’ architecture is guided by in-depth investigation of the conditions of a site and the lives of the people that will use it. Understanding ‘the story of the project’ plays an important role in the practice’s design process, and is the foundation for all of its architectural decisions.
Current work includes the second phase of the regeneration of Sheffield’s brutalist icon, the Park Hill housing estate for Urban Splash, Goldsmiths Street, a development of over 100 PassivHaus homes for Norwich City Council, 20 new townhouses as part of the redevelopment of Television Centre in London for Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan and St Margaret the Queen, the reimagining of a church building as a community hub and monastic house in South London. The practice won the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2013 for Church Walk, an infill development of houses in North London.