Oliver Richards founded ORMS in 1984. The London-based practice is currently 50 strong with a portfolio of work that reflects Oliver's career-long determination to undertake interesting architectural challenges, regardless of sector. ORMS has received many awards for projects of exceptional rigour and quality. Prior to establishing ORMS Oliver worked with Sir Denys Lasdun, Farrell Grimshaw and the Terry Farrell Partnership.
Oliver sits as a national member on the RIBA Council and is Vice President for Education. In this role he chairs award judging for the student bronze and silver medals and the RIBA South Region Award. Oliver is also a regular lecturer at the Bartlett/UCL and is a professional practice mentor for Cambridge University.