Timothy Richards | National Building Museum Exhibit | Washington, DC

Timothy Richards was born in England in 1955, close to the Palladian city of Bath. His formative years established a fascination with history and architecture, a passion which endures to this day. After attending art college and working as a teacher for several years, Tim decided to combine his love of architecture with his interest in traditional pottery techniques. To this end, he founded his own architectural model-making business in 1988 and continues his work today with a small, dedicated team of sculptors at his workshop in Bath. His work has been presented twice to the Queen as well as numerous other Heads of State. Clients have included The Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, Sir Terence Conran, Lord Rothschild and Roosevelt University, Chicago. The National Building Museum has also commissioned a bookend of its west wing door and renowned frieze. Tim aims to use his love of architecture and model making skills to tell the story of architecture.