Robson Warren Architects has promoted Mark Wibberley to associate at the London office.The practice has also just opened an office in Bulgaria.
Michael Coates will be retiring from Gardiner and Theobald at the end of January,after 35 years as a partner, 21 years of that as a senior partner.
Curona Design has opened a new office in Scotland at 121 Giles Street, Leith,Edinburgh,EH6 6BZ,tel 0131 561 0010.On 29 November,Adams Kara Taylor is moving to Charter House,2 Farringdon Road,London EC1M 3HN, tel 020 7336 7143.All five students at Edinburgh-based Law & DunbarNasmith have passed their RIBA Part III examinations:Martin Berry,Ross Cameron,Hazel Grant,Grigor Mitchell and Gregor Stewart.They will all continue to work with the practice.Ernie Watkinson has just retired after 37 years from Newcastle based practice FaulknerBrowns.Watkinson had been a partner of the practice for 35 years.The company has also made a number of promotions - Mike Hall and Andrew Kane have become directors,while Mark Titherington, Steve McIntyre and Andrew Groundsell have become directors.Historic building-conservation consultants Peter Lawson Smith Associates and Gifford and Partners have merged to become Gifford and Partners.Consulting civil & structural engineer Morton Partnership has moved to The Old Cavalier,89 Dunbridge Street, Bethnal Green,London E2 6JJ,tel 020 7729 4459.Drivers Jonas has appointed Peter Wilkinson as a partner to head the building-surveying team in Manchester.David Smurthwaite has been appointed business manager for the leisure division of Caledonian Building Systems.White Young Green has appointed
Ray Abbott and Larry Gee as regional directors.
Development and construction consultant Hall & Partners has appointed four new staff.Peter Beatty is responsible for the development and construction division.Ron Kerr will be responsible for pharmaceutical and airport projects.Trish Pringle will head up the facilities-management arm,and Nicol Weatherston has rejoined the company to focus on utilities and leisure.
Consulting engineer Techniker has promoted Douglas Pow to director and Damian O'Neill to systems manager.E-mail items for this column to: