We’re pleased to announce that five promotions, three new Associates and two Associate Directors, have been made this week within LHC’s Exeter and Plymouth studios. The promotions reflect not only the value of the individuals to LHC, but also the growing importance of the landscape, graphics and interiors strands of the business.
From the architectural team, Alex Lammie has been appointed to Associate Director in recognition of his work delivering such projects 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, delivering such projects as the PMU in Paignton and INTO student accommodation. As interiors specialist he has enjoyed a long-term relationship with solicitors Trower & Hamlin. He is currently delivering detailed technical design for commercial developments at Dartington and Exeter Science Park. His promotion will bolster the senior design delivery team.
Keiran Bartlett has been promoted to Associate. Keiran joined LHC in 2007 and is a highly-qualified and skilled architectural & urban designer in the Plymouth studio. Recent projects include award-winning 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 Gardens 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 leads our graphic design team from the Exeter studio and his promotion to Associate is 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 such as Exeter Cricket Club, but also more traditional graphic design material such as signage and environmental graphics, marketing and sales particulars and corporate identities for external clients such as the Dartington Collaborative Network. 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.”