Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has created five new partners and announced that founding partner Mike Davies is to step down
The practice, which is set to move to its new home in the Leadenhall Building next month, has created the partners as part of a long-term succession plan, which it has said will ‘ensure the continuing success of the practice’.
The new partners include Stephen Barrett who worked on the practice’s Stirling Prize-winning Barajas airport; Andrew Tyley, lead architect on the competition-winning Taiwan Taoyuan international airport scheme; and ‘technical expert’ Stephen Light.
John McElgunn and Tracy Meller, who both worked on the Stirling Prize-shortlisted NEO Bankside, have also been made partners. Meller becomes the practice’s first woman partner.
The appointments come as founding partner Mike Davies steps down from the practice’s board. Davies, who will remain in a part-time role at the firm, had announced three years ago that he would be stepping down when RSHP’s Thames Wharf lease ended.
Davies worked on the Pompidou Centre, Lloyd’s of London, the Millennium Dome, and Heathrow Airport. In 2000 he was awarded a CBE for services to architecture, and in 2010 was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the president of France.