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Careers: On the move

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New appointments at Allies and Morrison, Saunders, Eric Parry, Jefferson Sheard, Mole and Benoy

Allies and Morrison

Among numerous promotions at various levels, Allies and Morrison has appointed four new directors from within the practice; Angie Jim Osman, Billy Choi, Louise Mansfield and Max Kettenacker.

Angie Jim Osman joined Allies and Morrison in 2004 after working in Vancouver. She has been involved in the research and development of the hotels compendium, an internal guide for the practice and is also part of the practice housing group. She is currently working on the designs for residential schemes in Wandsworth and Greenwich.

Billy Choi is currently focusing on White City, where he is leading a new biomedical engineering research and healthcare building for Imperial College London, and a number of refurbishments and new build commercial-led projects for Stanhope.

Louise Mansfield joined Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners in 2011. Louise recently completed a masterplan SPD for Old Town in Croydon and a vision for Guildford town centre. She is currently working on the design of a new public square at North Acton Station, which has planning permission, and a masterplan for Digbeth in Birmingham, close to the proposed HS2 Terminal.

Max Kettenacker joined Allies and Morrison in 2004 and was appointed as an associate in 2008. Max recently set up Allies and Morrison’s studio in Cambridge and is currently working on projects for numerous Cambridge colleges, including St John’s. He is also leading the redevelopment of Old Press/Mill Lane site in the heart of Cambridge on the river Cam.

Saunders Architects

Saunders has hired Matt Scott as senior associate director with responsibility for the Bristol office. Matt is an experienced chartered architect and urban designer. He joined the practice from LDA Design, and has particular expertise in residential masterplanning and residential-led mixed-use development.

Matt said: ’Our vision is to build on the success of our technical teams while growing our design and masterplanning capability so that we provide innovative design solutions with pragmatic delivery architecture.’

The company, established in 1988, has recently announced a rebrand to reflect recent growth and a focus on new sectors. Saunders has also promoted Michael Burton to director based in Welwyn and Christopher Lenehan to associate director based in Manchester. Saunders has offices in London, Manchester, Bristol and Welwyn and now has a 75-strong team.

Eric Parry Architects

Eric Parry Architects has promoted associates Robert Dawson and Tanya Parkin to the role of associate director. Tanya joined Eric Parry Architects in 2001, becoming an associate in 2006. Currently she is working on 1 Undershaft at the heart of the eastern cluster in the City of London. Robert joined the practice in 2006, and was promoted to associate in 2010. He has led multiple projects, including the RIBA award-winning No 8 St James’s Square, a 10,000m² office development. Currently, Robert is leading the team on 4 Pancras Square - part of the redevelopment masterplan for King’s Cross.

Eric Parry, principal of Eric Parry Architects, said: ’Both Tanya and Robert have played a significant part in the success of the practice since they came on board, contributing to the design and delivery of some of our most memorable and award-winning projects.’

Jefferson Sheard

Jefferson Sheard has appointed three new directors to its board. Mike Hall and Phillip Pollington have been appointed to become directors of the company and a similar invitation has been accepted by Joe Dickeson, the regional director for London, which will take effect from January 2017.

Mike leads the practice’s student accommodation work, currently directing the £20 million development at The Crescent, Plymouth. He is also acting as the framework lead on Jefferson Sheard’s appointment to the Sheffield Hallam University framework.

Phillip works from the Manchester office and directs much of Jefferson Sheard’s education and transport work - such as the award-winning Beverley Campus scheme at East Riding College and, more recently, Chester bus interchange.

Joe directs activity in London and the South East and is currently working on one of the practice’s significant schemes at Airport Business Park, Southend, for Henry Boot Developments.

Jefferson Sheard has doubled its activity over the past three years and the new appointments reflect an expectation for continued work, albeit at a slower rate post-referendum. The 40-strong practice works out of four UK offices with an expanding presence in Manchester and London.

Mole Architects

Ian Bramwell has been promoted to become a director at Cambridge-based Mole Architects. Ian has been responsible for overseeing the Living Architecture houses on site, and is currently working alongside Atelier Zumthor on a new building in Devon. Mole Architects was founded by Meredith Bowles in 1997, with a commitment to ‘green building’.


Benoy has appointed Tom Cartledge, former global director – commercial and operations, to the role of CEO. Since Tom joined Benoy in 2013 he has been involved in guiding the firm’s corporate strategy. He is a key advisor to the business and active in exploring new sectors and developing new revenue streams. Recently Tom has been advising the architectural brand strategy for the Silvertown regeneration in East London.

Graham Cartledge CBE, chairman of Benoy, said; ’Undoubtedly, Tom brings a new perspective to the business which complements our global board and together their focus lies on design and delivery. He has a passion for growing the company in terms of sectors, services and regions and is shaping a bright and energetic future for our global studios.’

Benoy now has 11 international studios and employs over 500 people, reaching more than 60 countries.


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