Richard Kirk Architect was established in Brisbane in 1995.The design intensive practice has been purposefully structured to allow Richard to personally to take a lead role in all commissions from design inception through the construction phase to completion. The culture of the practice fosters a collaborative studio where ideas are explored for each project.The practice has a great interest in the role that well made buildings play in the communities and environments they intend to serve. With each project we work to make evocative places and buildings that are memorable and that are clearly legible in terms of how they are spatially organised and constructed.The practice has a deep interest in developing construction methods and material knowledge to produce unique buildings that respond directly to each client, brief and circumstance. The practice’s approach to client briefs is not only responsive but also pro-active. The diversity of projects within the practice has developed a robust design sensibility and process.Decision making and communication is directly managed by each staff member. Each project has the same team leader for all phases which ensures continual refinement of the ideas and building quality and a single point of contact for the client. It is through our efforts in the planning process, attention to the detail, and an intimate approach during construction that we are confident of making fine architecture at every scale.Our great interest and commitment to producing significant projects, irrespective of size or budget, has been recognised in the awarding of numerous RAIA awards for design excellence.