Perkins and Will has appointed Jonathan Ross as Business Development and Marketing Director to join its London studio. Ross will utilize his experience to explore new opportunities in the UK and Europe and drive the firm’s presence in corporate interiors and architecture across the commercial, higher education, hospitality, culture, urban design, workplace, science and technology sectors.
Jonathan joins from a global construction management and general contracting services company, where he led the London office’s business development and marketing team for over six years. He has over 13 years experience working in the London commercial office market, as well as international experience across Hong Kong, New York and Dublin, working both design and contractor side.
The appointment follows a period of significant activity for Perkins and Will’s London studio, with an increasing number of projects currently underway. These include, The Stage, a mixed-use residential project in Shoreditch that preserves one of Shakespeare’s oldest playhouses; 150 Holborn, a 185,000 sq. ft. new build HQ in Camden, and two new build commercial office buildings for developer Brookgate in the rapidly emerging CB1 and CB4 districts in Cambridge.
Jonathan said, “Perkins and Will is well established in the market. With its in-depth knowledge, expertise, design-led approach and diverse team, it’s a growing practice and an exciting place to be.
“My role will be to work with the team to help Perkins and Will reach its ambition to grow its presence in corporate interiors and architecture, but also expand into new services, providing an interdisciplinary client offering. It’s a great time to join the practice.”
Steven Charlton, Managing Director, of Perkins and Will’s London studio, said, “Jonathan is a sales and marketing professional with a vast amount of experience in the commercial office market. He’ll focus on driving growth through his strong relationships with key clients and consultants within the industry, working closely with the wider team. He will be a great asset and we welcome him to the team.”