peckvonhartel is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Newling Ward as Senior Interior Designer in our Melbourne office. Richard joins us from the UK where he has spent the past five years running his own practice specialising in high-end hospitality interior’s.

A less than conventional journey led Richard to a career in design; 15 years in the hospitality industry combined with a love of art and an appreciation for a well designed atmosphere saw him return to education at the Inchbald School of Architecture and Design.

Richard began his own practice within 6 months of graduation, during this time he was successful in designing and project managing many projects of varying size and budget. His portfolio includes a vintage train departure lounge at London’s Victoria Station, a 16th Century 30-bed hotel, and Fremantle Media’s Executive Suite. This senior appointment reflects our continued growth and will strengthen peckvonhartel’s Interior Design team.