“The Athenians had an oath for someone who was about to become a citizen. They had to swear that ‘I shall leave the city not less but more beautiful than I found it.’”

Richard Rogers


Compact, multi-centred cities are full of energy. They are also the only environmentally sustainable form of urban development for our future generations. The rational and economical way of creating human settlements that offer a high quality of life.

The question is how to build at the mass required of a city centre, and still achieve a human street scale?

RSHP’s contribution to cities is intelligent density, and architecture that is a product of its place, physically, socially and culturally. 

Our solutions enable old and new buildings to coexist gracefully. Cities are a remarkable juxtaposition of built spaces, and it is that contrast we like.

“It is probably fair to say that they won the competition because of an urban design masterstroke – reallocating valuable ground floor space to create a new public square in the heart of our campus.”

Julian S Robinson, Director of Estates, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) talking about LSE Centre Building