Richard Saxon is an architect, urban designer and surveyor with a lifelong involvement in inter-discipline design. He was a partner at BDP for 27 years, 6 of them as chairman. He began working on construction industry reform after the Latham Review in 1994, chairing BE, Collaborating for the Built Environment, sitting on the National Platform for Construction Research, serving as Vice President for Practice at RIBA and being on the executive board of the CIC as champion for Innovation. He was on the Low Carbon IGT in 2010 and then the Government BIM Steering Group in 2012-13, producing the report ‘Growth through BIM’ for BIS. His abiding interest is in how the industry creates value in all its forms and he works as an adviser to clients (including Cambridge University), consultants and contractors through Consultancy for the Built Environment. His website,www.saxoncbe.com holds most of his writings on subjects from Atrium Buildings to Value. He has spoken at IDBE courses since they started.
Richard was created a CBE in 2001 for services to architecture and construction.