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Careers: on the move

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This month’s career moves includes a new recruit at Pringle Brandon Perkins+ Will, and a promotion at CharcoalBlue


Renowned ‘mega building’ architect Jo Palma is joining Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, the London office of Perkins + Will, where he will be regional design director overseeing projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Palma’s portfolio includes NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, the Rolex tower in Dubai and the Baltimore tower in London. His work will focus on sustainable design, social responsibility and innovation. 


Purcell has appointed Nick Gregory (pictured) and Shaun McCabe to its team. Gregory will be partner responsible for strategic development of all Purcell’s UK and international bases. Gregory has 30 years’ of experience in the property industry, with previous projects including the 2001 Stirling Prize winning Magna Millennium project. McCabe will be an associate, based in Purcell’s Edinburgh studio. With extensive experience delivering large-scale complex projects, McCabe will support the studio’s growth in Scotland.

Theatre, acoustic and digital design consultancy CharcoalBlue has promoted Gary Sparks to chief operations officer at its London office. For years, Sparks has managed the National Theatre’s technical department. He will now support the firm’s global growth, and has been offered a partnership. Charcoal Blue’s work includes the Stirling Prize winning Everyman theatre in Liverpool.

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