Richard Beattie is a professional Chartered Architect and Arbitrator. Richard was raised and schooled in Kenya and Scotland. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art / Glasgow University with an Honours Degree in 1981 and Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture in 1982, gaining work experience in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Malawi prior to the formation of The Stone/Beattie Studio in 1990. The Studio has undertaken commissions in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana and consultancy on design proposals in Rwanda, and has received local and international recognition for the quality of its design and constructed works.
Richard is also a partner with The Stone/Beattie Studio formed with Penny Stone in 1990. He is also a Director of Pencell (Pvt) Ltd, a registered Project and construction Contract Management Company operational in Zimbabwe since 1986.
Richard has served on the Board of the Institute of Architects and the Architects Council of Zimbabwe and represented these institutions on the Model Building By-laws Variations Committee, National Joint Practice Committee and Harare Inner City Partnership and numerous Standards Association of Zimbabwe technical committees, many of which he has Chaired.
He has acted as a visiting design tutor and external examiner at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and served as a member of the NGAVAD Advisory Committee.
A practicing arbitrator and past Secretary of the Zimbabwe Arbitration Association and the Zimbabwe Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has also served as a Governor of St John’s Educational Trust.
He is an architectural advisor for the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and The National Trust of Zimbabwe.