We Are

Gary Reading Dip Arch RIBA
Ian West Dip Arch RIBA
Bridget Reading AA Dipl
Charlotte Richmond

Partners Gary Reading and Ian West had already worked together in a number of established practices, before deciding to set up on their own in 1995. Reading + West was born out of a shared passion for high quality architecture and brings together their extensive individual experience in public and private housing, the world of luxury hotels and commercial design. This gives them a unique perspective, allowing them to create unique solutions.

Trained as an architect, Bridget Reading brings her expertise to bear on the interior design aspect of the practice. She has honed her skills in detailed design and the use of materials, and is an authority on new products and interior design developments.

We believe

Reading + West is all about teamwork, pooling our knowledge and skills to make sure our clients get the best out of the practice and the most elegant and effective results.

We see every new briefing as a unique opportunity to realise what the client wants and we don't bring any preconceptions to the table.

Reading + West is all about originality allied to practicality, and central to our work is a belief in honesty to materials and construction methods. This approach has resulted in a strong Reading + West 'house style', which is evident in all of our work, be it domestic interior refurbishment, or a £9 million development.

Charlotte Richmond is Reading + West's Public Relation's Officer and Marketing Manager.