John Nsiah promoted to Partner alongside other various promotions
HTA has promoted John Nsiah to Partner alongside various promotions and recruitment to its interdisciplinary teams.
John has been part of HTA since 1992 and currently leads the business development team, with a key role in strategic marketing. John’s promotion follows joining the HTA Board in 2018 and reflects his significant contribution to the growth of the practice over recent years. John leads the practice’s Black African Caribbean Collective (BLACC@hta), a forum established this year to provide a safe and supportive space for black colleagues and promote equality within our workplace and across the industry.
We’ve also confirmed promotion of Eve Murzyn, Anthony Corbett, Ana McMillin and Charles Addison to Senior Associate, whilst Kenny Innes and Andrew Kavanagh became Associates.
Further recruitment to architecture and landscape teams comes on the back of some notable project wins particularly for Local Authorities, including the next phase of the regeneration of the Gascoigne Estate together with Henley Halebrown and Fisher Cheng Architects. The neighbourhood, south of Barking Town Centre has a rich history and established community and is currently undergoing significant transformation, led by Be First, for Barking and Dagenham Council. The commission includes the detailed design for over 400 homes, a community centre, and masterplan for a further 800 homes.
Our Landscape team is growing following recent success at the Landscape Institute Awards with Cator Park in Kidbrooke Village winning the prestigious Sir David Attenborough Award for Enhancing Biodiversity and the overall Presidents’ Award. Designed with Berkeley Homes and the London Wildlife Trust the project also won a Festival of Place Pineapple award for ‘Contribution to Place’.
We were also awarded ‘Sustainable Practice of the Year’ at this year’s AYA Awards reflecting recent work on sustainability on projects and within the practice and commitment to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.
We’ve successfully recruited a number of talented architects, landscape architects and interior designers bringing new skills, experience and capabilities to the team. This includes Part 2 Architectural Assistant Shawn Adams, winner of the Architects’ Journal Student prize and co-founder of the PoOr Collective whose recent achievements have seen him recognised as an RIBAJ Rising Star.
Simon Bayliss, HTA’s Managing Partner said: “The unprecedented challenges of this past year make us all the more proud of the resilience of the practice and continued success in designing healthy and high performing housing, within beautiful and sustainable places to live.”