Richard Buckley was one of the founding partners of BuckleyGrayYeoman. He died in October 2008, age 44.
Richard remained committed to inspiring and helping others and particularly enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm for architecture with young people starting out on their journey. Richard made sure there were always work experience opportunities for young people within the practice and would personally spend time sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with them.
There were two things he would emphasise most to those interested in studying architecture: firstly how important it was to travel, to expose themselves to as many cultures and building vernaculars as possible in order to open their minds to the world; and secondly to pick up a pencil and sketch, to fill books with what they saw. He felt strongly that the art of sketching in architecture was losing out to the computer and recognized that it was imperative that young architects should be able to sketch their ideas successfully.
In memory of Richard a memorial fund has been set up and the money raised is used to fund an Educational Award in Architecture related to travel and sketching in Oxford Brookes University, the place where Richard started out on his successful journey into the world of architecture.
Please contact Oxford Brookes University directly if you wish to donate to the Scholarship Fund.