Richard Beckett

London, UK

Richard Beckett is an Associate Professor in Architecture at The Bartlett, UCL where he is Director of RC7 on the BPro Architectural Design master’s program and he codirects Studio 3 on the Landscape Architecture course. His research is focused on design operating at the intersection of computation, biofabrication, and microbial ecologies in buildings and cities. His research on probiotic design won the RIBA President’s Award for Research in 2021. He has built numerous projects and has been exhibited internationally including at ArchiLab: Naturalizing Architecture, the Pompidou Centre and Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. He is currently the principal investigator (PI) on a three year EPSRC funded research project; “Probiotic interventions to reduce the emergence and persistence of pathogens in built environments.”