HOK has hired former employee Darryn Holder from Foster + Partners, where he was associate partner. While at Foster’s, Holder worked on Phase 2 of Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. Before joining Foster’s in 2003, Holder was a senior associate in HOK’s London office. He rejoins the firm as regional aviation and transport practice leader for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Chapman Taylor has hired three new directors: David Wallace, Tom Klingholz and David Fox. Wallace has worked as senior VP for Warner Bros International Cinemas and MD at Shanghai studios, and will work on leisure and hospitality projects. Klingholz worked for Chapman Taylor for five years before becoming a senior associate at HTA Design. He rejoins as director of the firm’s concept design group. Fox comes from Skanska, and will focus on detailed design and delivery stages.
Douglas Walker has joined engineering and construction firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as technical director for structures in Scotland. Having worked for Jacobs/SKM, Walker has previously delivered projects in higher education and healthcare, including the RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Lanarkshire. The company has also moved Allan Ashenden from working on Heathrow Airport to the position of senior project manager on the London building services team.