The London studio of global architects Perkins&Will have announced the promotions of 17 staff to roles ranging from associate to principal. The appointments consist of internal promotions and new hires, including the internal promotions of both Brandon Buck and Natalie Smith to principal.
The promotions come at a significant growth period for the studio which has recently completed several high-profile projects. This includes insurance group Beazley’s new headquarters at 22 Bishopsgate, the recently opened UCL Pearl research facility in Dagenham and the start of civil works on two new state-of-the-art hospitals on the site of the Leeds General Infirmary.
Furthermore, this newly formed group of leaders firmly cements the studio’s ongoing commitments towards net-zero and DE&I (Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion). In 2019 and 2020, Perkins&Will made two industry-leading pledges to reach net-zero for both its architecture and interiors projects by 2030.
The DE&I group has been instrumental driving in the firm’s approach to creating inclusive projects. The group brings together colleagues from different business functions, levels of seniority, backgrounds, nationalities, genders and ethnicities with the shared goal that diversity leads to more innovative design and is increasingly important to staff, clients and society.
The list of promotions is:
- Brandon Buck, Principal
- Natalie Smith, Principal
- Anna Morley, Senior Associate
- Annika Visschers, Senior Associate
- Erik Svensson, Senior Associate
- Jackie Ferguson, Senior Associate
- Laura Berman, Senior Associate
- Maria Papadopoulou, Senior Associate
- Aleks Romiszewski, Senior Associate
- Charlotte Nash, Associate
- Christina Kontana, Associate
- Dan McNulty, Associate
- Emily Pang, Associate
- Graziano D’Agostino, Associate
- Ian de Jongh, Associate
- Kate Edmondson, Associate
Steve Charlton, Perkins&Will managing director and principal, said: “We are proud to announce these promotions across the board at our London studio. These promotions are reflective not only of the hard work of the individuals, but of the exciting period of growth at Perkins&Will London. I would like to congratulate each of the seventeen individuals on their promotions and wonderful achievements. Our team of experts in the design of healthcare, life sciences and commercial office facilities. Perkins&Will is dedicated to placemaking and creating new landmarks that contribute positively to our cities.”