As we usher in the New Year, it is, with great excitement, that we are thrilled to announce some exciting changes within the practice in the form of three well-earned internal promotions.
Matt Hutton will now lead the practice as Chief Executive Officer alongside new board members Steve Maslin joining the board as Commercial Director, and Peter Severn, joining the board as Director based in our London Studio.
This announcement coincides with main board Director Jonathan Herbert stepping away from his MD position and focussing on the continued development of our Further and Higher Education client base.
Matt Hutton has been a Director at Bond Bryan for several years and is now working nationally across all sectors – having joined as an enthusiastic Architectural assistant in 2003.
Matt has been involved in the creative design and delivery of some of Bond Bryan’s most prestigious and award-winning projects over the last 19 years.
A key aspect of Matt’s role will involve promoting our culture, leading on communications and ensuring our continued commitment to sustainable design, whilst meeting our RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets.
Matt said, ‘It is with huge pride that I have been given the opportunity to lead the practice into the future. We have never been better equipped to deal with the challenges the industry currently faces; climate change, resource scarcity and procurement challenges in the midst of continuing business disruptions.
I am really looking forward to sharing more about our people focused design ethos through our ‘Circular Thinking’ methodology, that puts sustainable design at the forefront of our engagement processes. We want to ensure that all of our projects are more successful and more sustainable than the last – in whatever way that is measured, be it socially, environmentally, or economically: we call it ‘More than design’
“Matt is absolutely the right person to take on Chief Executive Officer role,” said Jonathan, “over the last two years he’s been instrumental in helping us to refine our ethos and mission. I am confident that under his leadership Bond Bryan will continue to be successful; increasingly clients are searching for designers capable of intelligent engagement, and our ‘More than design’ message will be ever more relevant”
Having been responsible for numerous high-profile projects within Bond Bryan since joining in 1998, Steve will continue to lead Bond Bryan’s Strategic brand, working with key education and other public sector clients to identify and realise transformational changes to their estates through pre-design strategic work and acting as a client champion on major projects.
As Commercial Director, Steve will apply his expert strategic analysis to the business, by coordinating cross-practice financial planning and evidence-based decision making and ensuring that we continue to work smart.
Peter joined Bond Bryan in 2007 and has been integral to the growth and development of the Bond Bryan London Studio alongside fellow Director, Geoff Halliwell. As one of our residential and, MMC experts, Peter will be focusing on our expanding residential and commercial portfolio within central London – and in creating successful, long-term business partnerships to drive viable schemes in the South.
Peter will also be responsible for developing our nationwide Interior Design offer. This will be an exciting opportunity to add yet another industry leading sub-brand to Bond Bryan’s expanding portfolio.
It is incredibly fulfilling for us to be able to share this news and to recognise the hard work, skill and dedication of our people. We would like to congratulate Matt, Steve and Peter and wish them every success for the future.