Winchester- and London-based Robert Adam Architects have announced the appointment of Mike Wetherell as its Chief Operating Officer.
Wetherell, an Oxford University management graduate, joins from The Prince of Wales’s Foundation where he was Chief of Staff and brings to Robert Adam Architects a wealth of experience he has gained as both a manager and practitioner within the construction industry. He will be focusing primarily on the strategic operations and business development of the Practice’s various offices.
This new role has been created to cater for the changing needs of the practice, as it works through the current economic recession and plans for the future.
Robert Adam Architects has an international reputation for classical and traditional architecture and design informed by the latest technology. The firm’s portfolio of award winning projects covers a range of commercial and institutional developments; master planning including new urban areas for the Duchy of Cornwall; historic buildings and country houses within the UK and abroad. The first phases of a major urban extension to Newquay on Duchy-owned land designed by Hugh Petter, Director at the Practice, in collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation, has recently received a resolution to grant outline planning approval. A new house in Berkshire, designed by Director George Saumarez Smith, received the Best Craftsmanship Award at the 2008 Brick Awards.