Raymond has gained extensive professional experience and expertise in the roles of Project Architect, Conservation Architect, Contract Administrator and Lead Consultant (team leader) of multi-disciplinary design teams. As Project Architect and Lead Consultant on the refurbishment of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park, London (MOLON) project (Jan 2015 – April 2019), he successfully led an international design team of interior designers, engineers and specialist consultants to deliver a high-profile, award winning project on time and on budget.
As a skilled designer, he is well versed in client and stakeholder engagement, design conception and implementation through to completion. Raymond uses his considerable expertise to closely collaborate with the client and consultant teams, make strategic decisions, motivate and mentor his colleagues, and drive the technical and conservation aspects of the project.
He is a keen horticulturist and founder member of the National Vegetable Society and is a volunteer team leader for the annual Irish Franciscan pilgrimage to Lourdes.