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Former RMJM big hitters set up new Scottish practice

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Ex-RMJM star Tony Kettle has set up a new Edinburgh-based ‘design house’ with former colleagues Colin Bone and David Tripney

Kettle, who is design principal of the newly formed Kettle Collective, quit RMJM back in April after 23 years and is best known as the driving force behind the Falkirk Wheel and the contentious, 456m-tall Gazprom tower project in St Petersburg..

As well as its Scottish base, the Kettle Collective is intending to set up a a studio in Dubai to serve the markets in the Middle East and Russia.

Kettle is joined by David Tripney who spent 20 years in Dubai, latterly overseeing the sale of his former company Holford Associates to Hyder Consulting while Colin Bone was at RMJM for five years where he headed up the European Studio as managing principal.

The new enterprise is the latest Scotland-based practice to be set up by RMJM exiles. Back in March, Paul Stallan and Alistair Brand, who ran their own studio at RMJM and had worked together for 17 years, founded Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design in Glasgow.

RMJM's original Oktha Centre proposals

RMJM’s original Oktha Centre proposals

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