Rick set up his own practice, Rick Mather Architects, in 1973. The partners at Rick Mather Architects Gavin Miller and Stuart Cade have since launched a new practice MICA, which will complete the remaining RMA projects, whilst simultaneously working on its own strategic masterplans, buildings and landscapes.
Rick was widely respected for his sensitive and carefully considered approach, and his innovation in low energy design. Rick’s vision and insight, with its clear logic, and elegant articulation, is reflected in many award winning buildings, both in the UK and abroad. Characteristics of his buildings include extensive use of structural glass and natural lighting of interior spaces, respect for existing buildings, and sustainability.
Rick oversaw many significant buildings, including The Ashmolean Museum, Keble College, The Dulwich Picture Gallery, together with the masterplan for London’s Southbank Centre. His built projects include:
Arco Building (1995; RIBA Award, Civic Trust Award, British Construction Award), Sloane-Robinson building (2002; RIBA Award,Civic Trust Award, Brick Award, Oxford Preservation Trust Award) and HB Allen Building (former Acland Hospital site, 2016–18) at Keble College, Oxford.