MULTISTORY @ The Doodle Bar
Richard Coleman
Wed 13 November 7pm

CSA is pleased to announce the second in our new occasional series of MULTISTORY talks and events hosted by our Professor of Architecture, Will Alsop in London at The Doodle Bar, Battersea. These intimate monthly events compliment the weekly MULTISTORY series held at UCA Canterbury and provide an opportunity for students and staff to get together informally with alumni, friends and collaborators based in London.

DESIGN INTEGRITY - a lecture by Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman is an architect, and a townscape and heritage consultant. He is a highly respected adviser on proposed architectural designs which affect historic environments. He has long promoted the view that design quality, authenticity and building craftsmanship resolves these issues rather than repeating historic styles. His consultancy, Citydesigner, provides developers and design teams with support for their proposals through careful analysis of both existing environments and imagined environments and design assessments during design development.

Richard was trained at Canterbury School of Architecture. Following architectural practice, he ran the executive of the Royal Fine Art Commission (the precursor to CABE) giving advice on visual matters concerning nationally important projects for 13 years. As a consultant for over 15 years, Richard has contributed to many high profile projects such as the Gherkin and the Merryll Lynch HQ, both in the City of London. He has advised St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Tate Gallery and originated and later revised, the London View Management Framework for both the Mayor’s of London.

Relevant local projects include: Shell Centre Lambeth with Arup Associates; Founders Court Lambeth with Farrells; Texaco Site Vauxhall with MAKE; Arundel Great Court, Westminster with Wilkinson Eyre and Horden Cherry Lee; South Lambeth Road Student Tower Lambeth with Feilden Clegg Bradley; Victoria Nova with KPF/PLP; 30 Finsbury Square with Eric Parry.

Other projects: Mildmay Hospital Tower Hamlets with Feilden Clegg Bradley; Holburne Museum Extension Bath with Eric Parry Architects; Kings Place Islington with Dixon Jones; Winchester Town Centre with Allies and Morrison.

Various multiple projects with - John McAslan, Wilkinson Eyre, David Chipperfield, Eric Parry, CZWG, Benson Forsyth, KPF, PLP , Horden Cherry Lee, MAKE, Farrells, Foster and Partners, Allies and Morrison, Fletcher Priest, Hamiltons, Squire and Partners, Lynch Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Hopkins & Partners, Studio Egret West, Robin Partington Architects, Assael Architecture.

He is a member of RIBA, registered with ARB and a CABE Building Environment Expert. He is also Deputy Chairman of the 82 year old UK Architecture Club, Chairman of World Architecture News (WAN), an internet news channel with the largest readership and the largest program of architectural awards internationally, and a director of World Cities Network Ltd.

The talk is free and will start at 7pm.

Directions to the Doodle Bar can be found below.

CSA is offering free coach travel for students and staff, departing from UCA Canterbury at 1230pm sharp providing time to visit exhibitions in London prior to the lecture and returning at approximately 1030pm. UCA Students can register for the bus by contacting Jane Molyneux



The Doodle Bar

33 Parkgate Road

Battersea, London

SW11 4NP


Richard’s talk is free and open to all. If you wish to attend and are not travelling on the UCA bus please let The Doodle Bar know by emailing