Jo Wright brings a breadth of knowledge of the U.K. market to the firm, with over 30 years of experience leading the design and delivery of projects across a wide range of scales and sectors, including commercial offices, hospitality, culture, higher education, healthcare, and urban design. Her experience in complex urban design and placemaking will complement the studio’s expertise in innovation campuses and life sciences, providing further value to clients in these growing sectors.
Jo’s sustainability credits include some of the UK’s first BREEAM Outstanding certified buildings, and she will help champion the London studio’s efforts to decarbonize the built environment, strengthening its already robust leadership in carbon reduction. She is a long-time advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), and will be the London studio’s first female managing director. She is a founder member of the Equilibrium Network, which brings together senior women in the construction industry to promote the benefits of greater gender diversity at executive level.
Jo will oversee the firm’s regional strategy across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, education, commercial interiors, and hospitality.