The Practice

RSA was established in 2009 by Richard Stampton.

RSA provides quality bespoke architectural and urban design services. We pride ourselves on a high degree of client contact and engagement, and designs focused to satisfy each client’s individual requirements.

Our approach focuses on strong, simple and bold solutions that take advantage of the existing and specific site opportunities. We believe quality of space is not determined by budget alone and that each space, no matter how small, can be made special and beautiful.


Prior to establishing RSA, Richard worked as an architect with Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris on The Shard tower in London and The Art Institute of Chicago, and as a project manager with Lend Lease on a large multi-purpose urban development designed by Renzo Piano in the U.A.E.. Richard also worked with Melbourne architects Edmond & Corrigan Architecture and Urban Design, Keith Streames & Associates, and Shane Murray Architecture & Urban Design.

Richard was educated at R.M.I.T. University, School of Architecture, Melbourne, Australia and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Richard teaches architectural design at the Robin Boyd Foundation and has taught design and history in the Masters programs at R.M.I.T. University and the University of Melbourne.

Christy Bryar joined RSA in 2011, and is a very important member of our team.

Prior to joining RSA, Christy worked with Melbourne architects Workshop Architecture and PH Architects, and worked in museums and galleries, including as Senior Registrar of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Christy holds a Masters of Architecture from R.M.I.T. University, as well as Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Building Design.

Christy has taught design in the Masters program of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at R.M.I.T. University.