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Careers: On the move

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New directors appointed at AWW, AHR and WCEC Architects

AWW

Katie Brown and Charles Jordan have been promoted to become directors at AWW.

The appointments make the senior management team eleven-strong. The practice has expanded over the past three years and there are now more than 90 members of staff across its offices in Bristol, London and Plymouth, up from 59 in 2013.

Katie Brown, new AWW director

Katie Brown, new AWW director

Katie Brown, new AWW director

Katie Brown joined from BDO in 2011 and AWW’s turnover has doubled since she took on the role of financial controller. Katie’s director activities will focus on finance and human resources.

Charles Jordan, new AWW Director

Charles Jordan, new AWW director

Charles Jordan, new AWW director

Charles has worked at AWW since 2004. He has wide-ranging experience delivering projects across the education, commercial, healthcare and residential sectors and is passionate about the use of Building Information Management (BIM) processes throughout a project’s life cycle, helping to design better-performing buildings from the outset. 

AWW was shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category in this year’s AJ100 Awards. In previous years AWW has won AJ100 South West regional awards twice running and was a runner-up for the AJ100 National Award in 2014. 

AHR

Adam Spall, new regional director at AHR

Adam Spall, new regional director at AHR

Adam Spall, new regional director at AHR

Adam Spall has been promoted to regional director at AHR. 

Adam has worked in AHR’s Bristol office for 12 years, focusing on sustainable office design, education and leisure. His projects have won awards including BCO (Best of the Best), RIBA, BCSE and Civic Trust awards for design quality and sustainability.

Adam’s most recent projects include the £30 million Keynsham Civic Centre for Bath & North East Somerset Council and the £28 million Fleming Park Leisure Centre in Eastleigh.

Martin Wright, managing director at AHR, said: ‘Adam has been at the centre of the success of many projects across multiple sectors. He is an extremely talented designer and a real asset to AHR.’

WCEC Architects

Paul Rogers (L) and Alex Wall (R) of WCEC Architects

Paul Rogers (left) with Alex Wall, managing director of WCEC Architects

Paul Rogers (left) with Alex Wall, managing director of WCEC Architects

WCEC Architects have appointed Paul Rogers as regional director to lead the firm’s London office.

Previously at Foster + Partners, Hamilton Associates and Robin Partington & Partners, Paul has extensive London centric property and construction sector experience. His most significant recent project is Park House on London’s Oxford Street, and more recently he has worked with Real Estate Management at The Shard.

Paul will be leading the London team, continuing support and co-ordination with the WCEC head office in Chesterfield.

Paul said: ‘After many years working with a similar group of individuals, I felt a growing desire to define a new direction and challenge in my career. The chance to lead an office which is established, working closely with a talented group of people who share my vision of how to move the studio forward, is an exciting opportunity.’

WCEC’s London clients include Oxley Holdings, Ballymore, Mace, The Collective, Titan Property Developments, C Group Developments, Cheyne Capital, Tiger Developments, Residential Land and Alumno Developments.

 

Barr Gazetas

Jonathan Allwood, new director at Barr Gazetas

Jonathan Allwood, new director at Barr Gazetas

Tom Lacey, new director at Barr Gazetas

Tom Lacey, new director at Barr Gazetas

The architecture and urban design practice Barr Gazetas have appointed Tom Lacey and Jonathan Allwood as directors. The promotions follow growth which has increased the Mayfair-based firm size by 30% since last year.

Tom has special expertise in complex planning issues and detail delivery and recently worked on a significant office refurbishment project at Green Park in Reading, which was a BCO (The British Council for Offices) finalist. Jonathan has a particular focus on sustainability, specifically with the refurbishment and retrofit of a Grade II listed office in Piccadilly, achieving a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Outstanding rating in 2015.

Barr Gazetas is currently working on a residential scheme in Lewisham and a co-working complex at Camden Market. The practice has recently completed its revamp of Greenwich Market and a major upgrade is underway of UK-GBC central London offices.

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