Architects’ logic attracts talent from beyond Teesside

Logic Architecture is flying high after welcoming a trio of new recruits to the rapidly expanding team.

Over the past couple of months, the Middlesbrough-based firm has appointed Michael Cowley as senior architectural technologist, Kevin Potts as graduate architect and Hannah Williams as graduate interior design stylist.

The recruitment drive comes off the back of a series of contract wins and supports the firm’s ambitious growth plans.

With over 24 years’ experience, Cowley is specifically skilled in leading design teams in the development and construction of large commercial, retail and residential projects, he joins the team from Newcastle-based Space Group.

In his new position, he will be taking a senior role in providing technical support and will be working predominantly in the commercial and retail sector using Building Information Modelling.

“I was really impressed with the quality and variety of projects Logic are working on across the North East and beyond and this was the key reason I chose to work here,” said Cowley.

Potts joins as an associate from the internationally-acclaimed London practice Squire & Partners where he worked on some of the capital’s largest building projects.

Originally from the North East, he moved to London after graduating from Northumbria University in order to complete his studies as an architect while working on very high profile projects.

“I jumped at the chance to join Logic as I felt the role would further help my career, this is an up and coming company and it feels like an exciting place to be,” said Potts.

First class graduate Hannah Williams made the move to Teesside from Liverpool and will compliment the team as an interior design stylist.

She added: “I was instantly impressed with the positive regeneration happening in the area, it really does feel like the town is moving forward and that’s why I wanted to make the move back home to take up the role.”

Mark Barlow, senior architect of Logic Architecture, said: “All three of them are exceptionally talented, bringing new skills which will really help us in this exciting period as we continue to grow and take on larger projects.

“I’m especially proud that we have been able to entice talent of this level back to the area. To be able to pull people from the capital and large metropolitan cities is a testament to the quality of our work and demonstrates the high profile nature of the projects we are working on.”

Locally the firm has secured the masterplan and design of one of the North East’s largest commercial sites, the design and development of various housing and retail regeneration projects, several school refurbishments, a gym and various one off ‘grand design’ bespoke houses.

Nationally, the firm has just secured the EFA’s Priority Schools 3 framework to design and deliver nine modular schools working in conjunction with DLA Design Group and modular contractor Elliott Group. This is in addition to work already secured at Queen Mary University of London and a new Michelin-starred restaurant in Devon.

 

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