Assael announces a raft of promotions as we look to expand further in 2018

We’ve kicked off the year by promoting masterplanning, heritage and build to rent specialists.

Last year we came top of Building Magazine’s Good Employer Guide, and won Investors in People’ Gold Employer Award, and today we’re excited to announce one new Director and two Associate Directors.

It comes as we’ve finalised opening our Gulf headquarters in Bahrain, expanded our London office to create space for new hires and follows major schemes such Ham Mill in Stroud, which won Best Housing Project at The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017.

Loren Thanyakittikul becomes a Director having joined Assael in 2006. She has a passion for residential led, mixed-use schemes in sensitive urban areas and her key projects include the design of Rainsborough Square, a development of 40 luxury townhouses and ten apartments in Fulham, and 21 Young Street in the heart of Kensington for Grainger plc.

Loren also had a primary role in the masterplan of the 900-home Great West Quarter development in west London, working closely with Barratt London.

Adam Johnston, promoted to Associate Director, has played a leading role in driving Assael’s sector-leading position in build to rent (BTR), working on a national design code for ‘be:here’, as well as many for-sale developments for London Square.

Also promoted to Associate Director is Emily Newton who joined Assael in 2011. Emily has been a key player in Assael’s heritage-led projects, working on the Grade II-listedCarriageworks in Bristol and Ham Mill in Stroud, as well as large mixed-use developments in Battersea Nine Elms and Bromley-by-Bow.

Emily will be leading on Assael’s design quality reviews, ensuring that Assael consistently achieve architectural excellence across all projects.

Throughout the years, Assael has won several employer awards including The Architects’ Journal Employer of the Year in 2017 and The Sunday Times’ Innovation in Engagement award. The company is looking to further expand its team over the coming months at all levels.

John Assael said, “Prioritising great business practice and employee welfare has always been key to generating great design, so I am delighted to see some of our rising stars move up through the ranks as we look to further expand the practice. These new promotions highlight the amazing and passionate people we have working for us and are very well-deserved.”


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