Foster + Partners’ associate partner Darryn Holder has been snapped up by former employee HOK
Holder has been named as the AJ120 practice’s aviation and transportation division’s senior vice president and regional leader in London.
Before joining to Foster + Partners in 2003, Holder was a senior associate in HOK’s London office. Duirng his time with Norman Foster’s practice he worked on Phase 2 of Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, and Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan
Holder commented: ‘I am excited to rejoin HOK’s global practice and look forward to collaborating with team members across the EMEA region.
‘As interdisciplinary designers, we have unique opportunities to enhance the passenger experience at every step of the journey—from the initial booking to the spatiality and performance of transport interchanges to the touch and feel of interior cabins and seats.
‘As designers, we must bring back the joy and excitement of travel in ways that support efficient operational processes and commercial viability.’
Co-director of the firm’s aviation and transportation practice, Richard Gammon, said: ‘As a talented designer and planner, Darryn brings additional strength, depth and international experience to HOK’s Aviation + Transportation practice.
‘As our regional A+T practice leader for EMEA, he will support our objective of promoting design excellence and creating memorable, superior and efficient travel experiences for clients.’