Richard Paynter

Richard Paynter

Partner, Barker Associates

Richard is a Partner at Barker and leads the architecture department. He is dual-qualified as a chartered architect and professionally certified project manager with over thirty years’ experience in the public and private sectors.

A diverse portfolio of completed projects includes new school buildings, visitor centres, courthouses, commercial offices and a variety of residential and mixed-use projects both in the UK and overseas.

Richard specialises in the education sector and has a particular interest in designing spaces for SEND environments. Recent projects include a 4-classroom extension to a specialist ASD school in Essex and the design of a new SEND block for a large secondary school in Kent. He is currently leading the design team on an exciting initiative to create a new SEND college in Essex which will provide a range of vocational training opportunities and semi-assisted residential accommodation for young adults leaving secondary SEND education.




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