Alejandro Zaero-Polo Architecture (AZPA) has teamed up with former Foreign Office Architects (FOA) architect Maider Llaguno to become AZPML
The new identity comes two years after FOA founding partners Zaero-Polo and Farshid Moussavi set up separate studios.
AZPA – which held onto FOA’s £600 million Birmingham New Street overhaul – has been renamed AZPML to recognise the new recruit.
Llaguno worked in FOA’s London office between 2006 and 2009 when key projects included New Street and the now-shelved Trinity.EC3 redevelopment in the City of London.
The ETSA Barcelona and Columbia University graduate has previously taught at Columbia and the Yale School of architecture.
She is also a scientific assistant at the ETH Zurich Institute of Technology in Architecture and is completing a PhD supported by the Basque Department of Education.
AZPA renamed as Maider Llaguno joins FOA offshoot