Sebastien Ricard, Director

Architect DPLG RIBA

Sebastien Ricard studied architecture in France at Paris la Defense University and in Canada at McGill University. Since joining the practice he has run a number of eclectic mixed-use projects, these include the ground-breaking Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative for Siemens, and the high profile redevelopment of London's Battersea Power Station, which provides a mixture of commercial, retail, leisure, cultural amenities and high-end residential apartments.

Sebastien has led projects all over the world, devising a masterplan for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, a major opening bridge in Victoria Island, Canada and a one kilometre long viaduct near Basel, France. Back in the UK, he led on the new transport interchange in Bath (including the new bus station and the refurbishment of the listed train station by Brunel), the Audi West London Regional HQ and Splashpoint leisure centre in Worthing.

In all his work, Sebastien challenges the typical design thinking for any given typology of building, whether commercial, residential, cultural or infrastructure. He embraces the contrast between modern architecture - supported by the latest available technology - and the existing city fabric.