Richard Armiger is professional Architectural Model Maker and founder of Network Modelmakers in Notting Hill, London. He also serves as the Director of House Portrait Models, which creates hand-crafted model portraits for private estates.
His creative and influential architectural models have been published widely and examples can be found in museums in Europe and North America including the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Architecture Room at the annual Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, and regularly at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.   
His architectural consultancy models, for John Pawson, Zaha Hadid, the late Jan Kaplicky and others, have appeared frequently at London's Design Museum. The Design Museum's exhibition David Chipperfield - Form Matters, which has been transferred to the Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Coruña, Spain and other world venues during 2010-2012, contained a large selection of his models including Sir David's shortlisted Tate Gallery entry.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland USA, Armiger attended Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) studying painting and sculpture. In England, he studied industrial design model making at the University for the Creative Arts thereafter settling in the UK.
Prior to establishing Network Modelmakers, he gained experience with Cambridge Seven Associates, Casson Conder and Partners, Wolff Olins, Arup and the BBC. A subsidiary of Network Modelmakers - House Portrait Models - was established in 1999.
Many London-based architects commission his models for projects of international stature and for architectural design competition. The tally of Armiger's models of design competition projects won by Nicholas Grimshaw Architects alone is significant:
- Caixa Art Gallery, A Coruña, Spain
- National Space Centre, Leicester, UK
- Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia
- Enneus Heerma Bridge, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Frankfurt Exhibition Hall, Germany
- Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Missouri, USA
In 2006, Armiger and his team developed a model measuring 4 meters square that became the winning entry for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay competition, won jointly by Grant Associates landscape designers and Wilkinson Eyre architects.
|1||Chiswick House||Earl of Burlington||Victoria and Albert Museum|
|2||Crystal Palace||Joseph Paxton||Victoria and Albert Museum|
|3||Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp||Le Corbusier||Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo|
|4||Villa Stein-de Monzie, Garches||Le Corbusier||Royal Institute of British Architects drawings collection|
|5||Queen's House||Inigo Jones||National Maritime Museum|
|6||Lockhart Saatchi House concept||David Chipperfield||Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh|
|7||Villa Müller, Prague||Adolf Loos||Museum of Modern Art, Oxford|
Villas and Manorial Homes
|1||Alderbrook Park,||by Pringle Richards Sharratt,||Lakshmi Mittal||Kingdom of Kent||Pringle Richards Sharratt|||
|2||Wootton Lodge,||Timothy Hatton,||for Lord and Lady Bamford||Wootton Lodge||Anthony Bamford|
|3||Caring Wood, Kent,||by ROA, MacDonald Wright,||confidential||Kingdom of Kent|||||
|4||Henbury Rotonda||by Julian Bicknell||for Sebastian de Ferranti||Henbury Hall, Cheshire||Julian Bicknell||Sebastian de Ferranti|
|5||Sonning House||by Gregory Phillips||confidential||Sonning|||
|6||Ceasaria House||by Fairfax and Sammons||confidential|
Selected Projects by locale
- page 5.S, Design Week, 6 May 2009
- El Croquis 127: John Pawson 1995-2005 - Pause for Thought, 2006
- El Croquis 87+120: David Chipperfield 1991-2006, 2007
- pages, 37, 70, 190, In/Ex Terior: The Works of Eva Jiricna, 2006
- ^ pages 6, 7, 8, 13, 23, 27, 335-339, 341, 342, David Chipperfield: Architectural Works 1990-2002, Jonathan Keates, 2003, RA works credited
- ^ http://www.fbarrie.org/fundacion/ingles/home.htm
- Architectural Supermodels: Physical Design Simulation; Tom Porter & John Neale (2000). p. 96. Missing or empty
- Architectural Supermodels: Physical Design Simulation; Tom Porter & John Neale (2000). pp. 99–102. Missing or empty
- Contemporary British Architects; Peter Murray; Robert Maxwell (1994). pp. 32, 37, 39, 58, 62, 65, 70, 96, 100, 136, 166. Missing or empty
- Pearman, Hugh (2000). Equilibrium: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners. RA works un-credited. pp. 43, 123, 172, 174, 211, 226, 235.
- Powell, Kenneth (2004). Culture of Building: The Architecture of John McAslan & Partners. RA works credited. pp. 99–102.
- Building Design (28 May 2004). pp. 8–11. Missing or empty
- Porter, T., Neale, J. (2000). Architectural Supermodels. Architectural Press. ISBN 0-7506-4928-3
- Pawley, M. (1993). Future Systems: The Story of Tomorrow'. Phaidon. ISBN 0-7148-2767-3
- Chipperfield, D. (2004). El Croquis, Nº 120: David Chipperfield (1998–2004). El Croquis.
- Sudjic, D. (2005). John Pawson 1995-2005 Pause for Thought. El Croquis.