Rihards Sobols

Senior Consultant

0117 203 3628

I became an urban designer because I wanted to create places where people will be able to lead happy and fulfilling lives. For me this forms the cornerstone to successful sustainable development: encompassing access to nature, alternative transport, good jobs and shopping opportunities, as well as places to relax and do some people watching.

I have worked on a variety of large-scale masterplans and spatial strategies for residential and mixed-use developments and regeneration schemes. I worked for three years with LDA Design in Oxford, before moving to the new Bristol office.

In my spare time, I like to set myself new challenges  – be it running or mountain biking or taking a longer lunch break to go out and do some urban sketching (IG:@rihardsss)


What is your secret superpower at work?

I can convert coffee into masterplans.

My favourite bike ride ...

The trail through the coastal pine forests in my hometown of Liepaja in Latvia.

What nearly always works for projects?

Turn that plan upside down.

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