Who we are

+ Richard Hobden

BSc (Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Architect / Director

Richard’s passion has always been contemporary architecture and he believes beauty is most definitely in the detail. He passionately believes that every project is an opportunity to provide a unique modern solution that enriches its environment. Engaging directly with clients, seizing upon an idea, and developing well considered, striking proposals that reach beyond the norm is where the fun lies for him.

Prior to establishing RHJB Architects, Richard worked predominantly in the southeast of England. Whilst working at an award-winning Architects, he worked across numerous architectural sectors including Residential, Commercial, Retail, Education, and Leisure, leading projects with values ranging from £250,000 – £80million.

When he’s not in the studio, Richard takes on a few challenges each year to raise money for Noah’s Big Charity, a charity incredibly close to his heart of which his wife and he are Trustees. For the charity, as well as his sanity, he runs, swims and on occasion cycles.

+ Jonathan Butler

BArch (Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Architect / Director

Jonathan studied at both The University of Nottingham and The University of Greenwich, before qualifying as a Chartered Member of the RIBA. As a senior project architect in private practice across the southeast of England for over 15 years, he has established a wide portfolio based on contemporary design solutions.

Having an array of experience across a broad spectrum of commissions up to several million in value, Jonathan’s particular specialisms are high end residential work, planning negotiation, works to listed buildings, together with Contract Management and negotiation. A contemporary approach has always formed the basis of his portfolio – “why imitate what has gone before when you can look forward and create something appropriate for now and the future?” is his mantra. Being a hands-on chap; you’ll always find him with a pencil, sketching ideas at any opportunity. He loves working closely with our clients, from “the ground up” exploring exactly what they want, to deliver striking, exciting, buildable proposals.

When he’s not drawing, he’s usually to be found struggling up a hill or two on his treasured bike, or training for another event, often in support of Noah’s Big Charity.

+ Luke Davis

BSc (Hons) Arch Tech MCIAT
Senior Architectural Technologist

Luke attended the University of Westminster, where he received a first-class honours degree in Architectural Technology, subsequently becoming a Chartered Architectural Technologist. He has developed a passion for residential architecture, and this has been the focus of his career to date. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including multi-home developments up to 250 units, bespoke new homes, numerous house extensions and refurbishment projects.

Luke has an incredible eye for detail and order, and he places the utmost importance on understanding our client’s needs. His attention to detail ensures that all of our drawing packages are finely tuned and appropriate to each of our client’s requirements. This includes him continually researching new construction techniques, which keep the practice innovative.

When he’s not at the theatre or in the gym, Luke is in the kitchen. An amazing cook, he often brings culinary delights into the studio, surprising us all with his amazing dishes.

+ Leanne Hobday

Part II Architectural Assistant

Leanne joined RHJB in 2020, before this she studied for her bachelors at the University of Kent and subsequently her Masters at the University of Manchester, where she recently received a distinction. She aims to begin her Part III in the near future to become a qualified Architect.

Throughout her education and career to date, Leanne has had a strong focus on residential design. Having experience in both the South East and North West, she has worked on a range of housing projects – from smaller home extensions to new bespoke houses, primarily in conservation areas. She has experience working across all architectural stages from commencement of a project to on site construction.

Leanne has an eye for detail and presentation, regarding herself as quite the perfectionist. She has a real passion for residential design and working closely with  clients, helping bring their dreams into reality.

When she’s not in the office, Leanne loves to get outdoors, spending her time hiking, travelling and most often, walking her loveable dog Monty!