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Careers: On The Move

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New Year career moves include appointments at Aceom, Make, Benoy

Katy Ghahremani


Katy Ghahremani has been appointed as a board director of Make. Ghahremani joined from Foster + Partners when Make was founded in 2004 and is leading on a broad range of office, residential and mixed use schemes, including a 140-bed hotel in Chengdu, China.

Ghahremani joins fellow board directors Ken Shuttleworth, Sean Affleck and Jason Parker. Previous board director for practice Barry Cooke has stepped down as a director but remains a trustee and partner at the business. Aside from her role at Make, Ghahremani sits on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s architecture appraisal panel.


AECOM has hired David Philp as new director of BIM for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Philp joins from Mace, where he was head of BIM, and he will continue in his government secondment roles, which include head of BIM for the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, supporting the strategy for industry to use BIM level two on all centrally-funded government projects by 2016.


Benoy has appointed Andrew Tape as the new global co-ordinator for the firm’s BIM department. Tape joins Benoy from Resorts World Birmingham, where he worked as project leader on BIM projects. In his new role, Tape will co-ordinate BIM teams across Benoy’s 10 studios worldwide.


Mark Morley has joined Darlington-based Niven Architects as senior architect. The first of a number of new design appointments at the firm, Morley has been appointed to oversee a number of projects including St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington. Morley previously worked at Capita Architects.


Clare Ailward has been appointed as regional director of Jefferson Sheard Architects’ five-strong Manchester office. Ailward joined the practice as a student in 1999 and has worked on projects including the ground transport interchange at Manchester Airport and the Manchester Shudehill interchange.


Global management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has named Kevin Duffield as director of natural resources in the Middle East. Previously regional lead for corporate real estate at EC Harris, Duffield has been hired to lead the firm’s growing portfolio of oil and gas programmes across the Middle East.


Gerard Canisius is WSP’s new UK head of fire engineering. Joining from URS, Canisius has 34 years’ experience in his career in civil and structural engineering and has worked on projects including Paddington Crossrail station.







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