The majority of Richard's teaching is for post-grad students, conservation practitioners and the heritage building sector. His programs focus on historic decorative plasterwork, historic paint schemes, ideology, current best practice conservation treatment materials and methods.

Regular teaching includes:

Architectural Association, London
University College Dublin

Occasional teaching includes:

Bournemouth University
Edinburgh College of Art
Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York
Inchbald School of Design
Institute of Archaeology
West Dean

Study days and teaching for groups and organizations include:

Building Limes Forum
Dublin Civic Trust
English Heritage
Georgian Group
Historic Houses Association
Irish Georgian Society
National Trust
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Building Limes Forum Ireland
The Princes Trust
Traditional Paint Forum