LHC Architecture + Urbanism has announced five new promotions at its Exeter and Plymouth design studios.
The announcement sees three new Associates and two new Associate Directors, reflecting the value of the individuals to LHC as well as the growing importance of the landscape, graphics and interiors strands of the business.
Both Alex Lammie and Steve Tapp have been promoted to Associate Directors, whilst Keiran Bartlett, Peter Koch and Phil Sanders have all been promoted to Associate.
From the architectural team, Alex Lammie has been appointed to Associate Director in recognition of his work delivering projects such as Pavilions Teignmouth, Plymouth Science Park, Kingsbridge Community College, and his current work on East Devon District Council’s new headquarters and South Yard in Devonport. Alex joined LHC in 2003 and is a first-rate architect and his rapport with clients has resulted in many successful, long-term relationships.
Steve Tapp, who has been with LHC since the very beginning in 1992, has been promoted to Technical Associate Director. Steve is a hugely experienced and respected architectural technologist and interiors specialist. As interiors specialist he has enjoyed a long-term relationship with solicitors Trower & Hamlin, and is currently delivering detailed design for commercial developments at Dartington and the Exeter Science Park. His promotion will bolster the senior design delivery team.
Keiran Bartlett, who joined LHC in 2007, is a highly-qualified and skilled architectural and urban designer in the Plymouth studio and has been promoted to Associate. Recent projects include housing developments in Paignton and Devonport, along with refurbishments of the former Land Registry building at Crownhill, Plymouth and Bodmin Combined Court.
Peter Koch, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, has also been promoted to Associate. Peter has led on a number of notable projects including Firepool in Taunton, Victoria Park in Newton Abbot and the landscaping of the new student accommodation at Exeter Cricket Club. His promotion strengthens the senior landscape team and reflects its growing portfolio within the business, especially in the area of Landscape Visual Impact Assessments, which is one of Peter’s particular skills.
Phil Sanders, who leads the graphic design team from the Exeter studio has been promoted to Associate in a tribute both to his expertise, and his hard work in establishing and expanding the graphic offering for LHC. His team of three provide high quality CGI support for LHC projects, but also more traditional graphic design material such as signage and environmental graphics, marketing and sales particulars and corporate identities for external clients. Phil joined LHC straight from school at 16 and LHC supported him through a degree at Plymouth College of Art. It is Phil’s creativity and ability to keep abreast of the latest design software which has taken LHC’s graphic support to a new level.
Chairman of LHC, John Baulch said: “Our people tend stay with us for many years and it is a great pleasure to reward their loyalty and provide a genuine career path. These promotions sound a definite note of optimism for LHC. We have experienced growth not only in our core disciplines of architecture and urban design, but also in landscape, interiors and graphics, as the industry returns to a more favourable footing.”