​British Council for Offices’ annual conference 14-16th June in Manchester

Delegates from Chapman Taylor’s UK, Prague and Dusseldorf Studios will be attending the BCO annual conference in Manchester, and we will be presenting on tours of two of our schemes: Enterprise City and Media City.

Attending from our Manchester Studio are Group Board Director Tim Partington, Directors Gavin King and Mark Doughty and Senior Interior Designer Michaela O’Hare. From Prague, Group Board Director Jon Hale and Associate Director Igor Bergmann, and from Düsseldorf, Prokurist Hendrik Wirths.

Mark Kowal, BCO President, says, “The recent disruption to how we live and work has accelerated a move to alternative ways of thinking about our workplace. We now have an unprecedented opportunity to readdress the role of the office in our lives, and shape how buildings can encourage innovative and fresh thinking, while introducing greener solutions.”

Choosing Manchester as a host city is pertinent, as it has always pioneered new ways of working and thinking. Young people are flocking here to take advantage of its thriving economy, unrivalled student experience and smart jobs in the science, creative and digital sectors.

The conference will run from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th June and is now fully booked. Chapman Taylor will be contributing to the study tours of Media City and Enterprise City.

To view the full itinerary visit: https://www.bco.org.uk/Confere...

Tim Partington (BA (Hons), B Arch RIBA)

Group Board Director, UK

Tim has been at Chapman Taylor since 1986 and joined the Group Board in 2006. He takes an active role in shaping the strategic direction and growth of the business alongside the other members of the Group Board.

He was responsible for establishing Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2000 and continues to manage this part of the business together with the UK practice’s design management, resource planning and BIM/CAD strategy.

Recognised for his design management expertise, he has an established track-record in the design and delivery of complex mixed-use developments in the UK and internationally.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Workplace / Residential / Retail / Design Management / Delivery

Tim entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor dal 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 2006. In qualità di Direttore ricopre un ruolo attivo nella definizione della direzione strategica e della crescita del business insieme agli altri membri del Consiglio.

Tim ha contribuito alla creazione dello studio Chapman Taylor Manchester nel 2000 e continua a gestirlo: è inoltre responsabile del gruppo progettuale inglese, della pianificazione delle risorse e della strategia BIM/CAD.

Riconosciuto per la sua conoscenza di gestione del progetto, ha una comprovata esperienza nella progettazione e nella consegna di complessi multifunzionali sia nel Regno Unito che a livello internazionale.

Aree di competenza:

Mixed-use / Office / Residential / Retail / Design Management / Delivery

Tim ist seit 1986 bei Chapman Taylor und trat dem LLP Main Board im Jahr 2006 bei. Als Eigentümer hat er mit anderen Vorstandsmitgliedern des Main Boards eine aktive Rolle bei der Gestaltung der strategischen Ausrichtung und des Wachstums des Unternehmens.

Er war verantwortlich für den Aufbau von Chapman Taylors Studio in Manchester im Jahr 2000 und leitet weiterhin diesen Teil des Geschäfts zusammen mit dem Designmanagement, der Ressourcenplanung und BIM/CAD-Strategie des GB-Geschäfts.

Anerkannt für seine Design-Management-Expertise, kann er eine Erfolgsbilanz bei der Entwicklung und Realisierung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben in Großbritannien und international vorweisen.

Schwerpunkte:

Mixed-Use / Bürobau / Wohnungsbau / Einzelhandel / Projektleitung / Ausführungsplanung

Jon Hale (BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB ČKA)

Group Board Director, Prague

Jon heads up Chapman Taylor's business in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, leading on the design and implementation of projects in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine.

Based in Prague since 1991, Jon joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1997 and joined the Group Board in 2020. His knowledge of the CEE markets and his leadership have helped our Prague studio become one of the leading architects of commercial buildings in the region. The Prague team is dedicated to delivering high-quality architecture to clients in the CEE region with an emphasis on sustainability and commercial success.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Workplace / Residential / Retail

Gavin King

Director, UK

Gavin joined Chapman Taylor in 2021 to help reinforce and expand our capability in the workplace sector, in which he has more than 25 years of award-winning experience working as an Interior Designer with global clients, government agencies, academia and professional services organisations.

Having worked on projects with a diverse range of well-known clients, Gavin has extensive experience in leading multidisciplinary teams and is frequently invited to contribute to roundtable discussions and networking events. He is able to quickly build strong relationships with clients and end-users and excels at briefing and engagement.

Gavin passionately believes in working with clients and collaboratively including them in the design process, and he has a keen interest in how design can support business change, believing there is a need to focus on delivering economically successful projects that support clients in their business objectives.

Areas of expertise:

Interiors / Workplace / Mixed-Use / Project Leadership / Client Liaison / Delivery

Michaela O’Hare ((BA (Hons) Interior Design))

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER, UK

Michaela is a Senior Interior Designer who has worked on several high-profile projects, including the ISG Headquarters at MediaCityUK Tomorrow, MediaCityUK Bupa Place and Quayside MediaCityUK (formerly Lowry Lifestyle Outlet), where she has developed the interior concepts for the Watergardens F&B area.

Michaela trained at Manchester Metropolitan University, qualifying as an Interior Designer in 2009. She been with Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio since 2015.

She champions the use of Revit and Enscape to develop and communicate interior design and, as a Next Gen member of the BCO, Michaela is currently working on proposals to achieve a WELL® accreditation standard for the Manchester studio.

Areas of expertise:

Interiors / Office / Leisure / Hospitality / BIM / Wellness

Mark Doughty (BA (Hons) BArch)

Director, UK

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006, becoming a Director in 2022. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Workplace / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006 becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed last year’s Cycle Challenge riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with fifty members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Igor Bergmann (Ing. Arch.)

Associate Director, Prague

Igor has completed several major workplace projects in Prague and Bucharest, as well as retail and leisure centres in Romania. He has extensive experience throughout all design stages and also as the client’s representative, monitoring design quality and making regular site inspections during the construction stages.

Igor joined Chapman Taylor’s Prague in the Czech Republic in 2000 and has been responsible for several of its key projects in the CEE region, primarily in Romania.

Areas of expertise:

Workplace / Masterplan / Design

Hendrik Wirths

Director, Düsseldorf

Hendrik specialises in problem-solving throughout the planning and construction process, from the initial concept design through to all levels of planning and development, specification, bidding, site supervision and final acceptance.

He is passionate about the need to foster collaborative working relationships between all of the parties involved in order to successfully complete a project.

Hendrik finished his studies at Cologne University of Applied Sciences in 1998, becoming a qualified architect in 2001 and subsequently working in Lisbon, Bolzano and Cologne. Hendrik joined Chapman Taylor's Düsseldorf studio in 2017.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Workplace / Commercial Buildings / Construction in Existing Contexts

Hendrik Wirths arbeitet seit 2017 als Projektleiter bei Chapman Taylor in Düsseldorf. Aktuell ist er für den Neubau eines Bürogebäudeensembles in Nürnberg sowie für Wohnungsbauprojekte mit insgesamt 350 Wohneinheiten verantwortlich.

Nach Beendigung seines Studiums sammelte er in Lissabon, Bozen und Köln umfangreiche Erfahrungen bei der Planung und Realisierung unterschiedlichster Bauaufgaben. Von der ersten Konzeptskizze bis zur Übergabe nach Fertigstellung arbeitete er dabei im gesamten Leistungsbild der HOAI.

Neben dem Schwerpunkt Wohnungsbau realisierte er Neu- und Umbauprojekte aus den Bereichen Büro, Handel und Kinderbetreuungseinrichtungen.

Schwerpunkte:

Wohnungsbau / Büro / Einzelhandel/ Bauen im Bestand

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