Plymouth architects appoint new associate

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Authored by Glen King
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 15:08

Award-winning HLM Plymouth, based at Mills Bakery in Royal William Yard, has announced the new appointment of Lee Ferris as Associate Architect.

Lee (39) is a fully qualified architect with 13 years’ experience in delivering quality building projects, with 10 years spent working internationally designing and delivering large mixed-use projects ranging from iconic high-rise towers to sculptural airport roofs. Previously working for a company in Kuwait, Lee was Architecture Design Lead (UK) and managed the design team in Europe to deliver a $1billion cultural centre, showcasing the performing arts and creating a world-class theatre quarter under four jewel like structures clad in titanium which is currently under construction. In the early stages of his career, Lee also created the initial concept designs for the retractable roof solution, increase in bowl capacity and new debenture hospitality wings for the refurbishment of Wimbledon Centre Court.

Ajay Sharma, director at HLM Plymouth Office: “Lee has experience in designing a vast range of projects, from small-scale educational facilities to large-scale masterplanning projects with landmark towers as their focus. With experience and knowledge gained from working both internationally and in the UK, we are delighted to welcome him to the expanding team. Lee maintains his interest in every stage of the design process, from the initial front-end concept sketches, through to the detailed design of the project. He has a real passion for design and technical delivery, which will further enhance the vast range of services we can offer to our portfolio of clients. Lee joins us at the beginning of a very exciting new era for the HLM Plymouth office, as we have a number of high profile projects in the pipeline.”

Lee Ferris – Associate Architect HLM says: “HLM is a highly respected practice with strong family values and ethos, so I am pleased to be joining the Plymouth team as Associate Architect. My wife is originally from Plymouth and we wanted to live here as a family and enjoy a better quality of life, so the move is a very positive step forward for me.

He comments further: “I am passionate about design and enjoy applying my technical skills to the delivery of complex projects. In my new role I hope to evolve and enhance these skills, while learning new things through the team and utilising their specialisms.”