Our Team

We have a highly skilled team who are renowned for the fast generation of concept ideas and hands-on project delivery.  Read more about our key people here. 


Richard Hywel Evans


Richard Hywel Evans founded Studio RHE in 1997. Having overseen more than 50 high-end International projects, Richard built his global reputation on the solid design and delivery of bold and innovative projects – from exclusive lifestyle environments via inspired residential and leisure developments through to truly unique workplace designs.

Richard studied at the Architectural Association in London achieving the only RIBA Professional Honours awarded that year. With original research having been published in the RIBA Journal, he has also contributed to publications such as The Times, The Guardian, Financial Times and for the BBC.

Before setting up Studio RHE, Richard worked in London with Richard Horden and in Australia with architects Daryl Jackson and Philip Cox, with whom he designed the Sydney Aquarium, the Sydney Aquatics Centre, and Bond University, as well as a range of luxury hotels, villas, and Spa projects across the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean.

Recognised as a visionary for how we might live and work in the future Richard has spoken widely on the ‘Workplace of Tomorrow’ and ‘Placemaking' with several of his projects have broadcast including the BBC’s ‘Happy Architecture’ and CNN’s ‘Future Buildings’.

His genuine concern over the current housing shortage and research into timber engineering and modular construction has lead to his establishing a modular design and factory for the ‘nHouse’ a low cost modular housing solution.

Recent Awards have celebrated his design skills across a wide range from The World’s Best Resorts to Workplace Design, Public Realm and Modular Housing.


Tom Foster

Design Director

Tom has been delivering international projects from inception to completion for more than 16 years having graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London internationally renowned for award-winning innovative research and teaching that is academically rigorous, critically informed, design-led and interdisciplinary, where he has been Technical Tutor.

Using his rare talent for well-conceived and aesthetically engaging concepts, he takes pride in imagining and delivering unique spaces on time, and on budget.

Tom has managed the design and construction of many of the Studio’s best known Projects including: The Gramophone Works, Six Senses Zil Pasyon island resort in the Seychelles, Prickly Bay Waterside, Grenada WI, Sky Villas in Saudi Arabia and the Macka Penthouse, Istanbul. 



Thidaa Roberts

Associate Director

Thidaa has been with Studio RHE since completing her studies at Oxford Brookes and London Metropolitan University in 2008. 

As an Architect she has been in charge of the complete design and delivery of the design and fit-out of many of our best known projects including The Alphabeta Building, and she has also been instrumental in projects such as HQ Shoreditch, the Atrium Showroom, Grace Belgravia members club in London, and Penthouses in Paris and Istanbul.

Thidaa has headed up our work in the burgeoning co-working arena with completed Projects for Fora and Huckletree and recently as Project Architect for Third Space.

With a strong interest in digital design and innovative materials, she is active within the craft and performance Arts industries, and is the founder of Blue Guy Pottery.


Joe Bamber


Joe joined Studio RHE after completing his Diploma at Nottingham University in 2010 where he embraced the new 3D technologies available gaining unique skills in their application and use to the design and construction process.

These have been put to very good use in multiple projects including Republic, the Alphabeta Building, Huckletree, Fora and Wood Farm.

Joe is fully involved from the outset to enable the various ideas and possibilities to be fully understood at an early stage.


Gary Whitechurch


Gary is a fully qualified Architect from Manchester University who joined Studio RHE from Farrell’s bringing with him a good understanding of commercial buildings and the wider urban design context.

He has been the Project Architect for Republic which has won multiple Design Awards. 

Gary enjoys working closely with the construction teams and will develop ideas and details helping to inform the wider Design Team.


Camilla Wright

Architectural Assistant

Camilla has been working with Studio RHE since 2013 and studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

She is an invaluable and immediate resource and her intelligence is in very high demand across the studio at all stages of design and delivery.


Jack Gell

Architectural Assistant

Jack began working with us in 2015 having completed his studies at Cardiff University he brought with him a thorough undertaking and knowledge of BIM modelling and integration for design and construction teams. 

This has been quickly absorbed by the practice making him a key member of any team that he joins.