Richard Atkinson Atkinson Architects

richard atkinson


RIBA accredited conservation architect.

RIBA and ARB chartered architect with thirty years experience gained in the South-West, London and Madrid.

Comprehensive knowledge of traditional, artisanal building techniques and skills particular to Devon and Cornwall.

Responsible for the design, planning and presentation output of the practice.

A lifelong love of art, cricket and athletics.

Richard is a keen runner for Plymouth Harriers and competes in many trail and road races, particularly around the coast and across Dartmoor.

David Humphreys Atkinson Architects



Architectural Technologist with twenty-five years experience gained in the South West and London.

Detail knowledge of progressive construction methods, Building Regulations and materials.

Responsible for the technical output of the practice with a passion for exquisitely crafted architecture.

CAD drawing systems and specifications as part of RIBA scope of works.

Dave is a keen, competitive road cyclist - enjoying the challenging, open countryside race routes.

Sharon Chai, Architect

Sharon Chai


ARB chartered architect with many years of varied experience gained in Cardiff, London, Oxford and Malaysia.

Knowledge of CAD, 3D drawing and illustrative techniques.

Responsible for the sustainable design, planning and presentation output of the practice.

Sharon is a keen runner and enjoys coastal walks and travelling with family.

Chandramani Chelvadorai

Chandramani Chelvadorai

Architect Assistant

RIBA Part II Graduate with strong design and graphic presentation skills.
Chandramani, from south India, is an M.Arch student at The University of Plymouth who is eager to learn more about the rich variety of architecture in the South West.
Her leisure time is spent indulging in her passion for hand drawing and is a keen watercolour artist. Chandramani is also a competitive badminton player.


Atkinson Architects have a joint relationship with DRA Architects based in Devizes, Wiltshire to share skills, staff and resources when called upon.

We work alongside a close network of interior designers, landscape architects, ecologists, project managers, quantity surveyors and structural engineers based in the South West - drawing upon their services when required.


THE CROWN ESTATE Conservation Award

LABC Design & Construction Awards

RTPI Planning Excellence Awards for Research

RIBA Regional Award Nominations


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