John Nsiah joined HTA as an architect in 1992 and has since held various roles in design and project management and been involved in a wide range of projects undertaken by the practice including complex masterplanning, regeneration, and large-scale estate redevelopment.
John assisted in the development of the marketing function within HTA, was made an Associate, and appointed as Marketing Director with responsibility for managing the practice’s marketing activities & events and promoting HTA’s work. He also served as a Project Director, stepping in briefly in 2008 to lead one of HTA’s design teams.
John’s current role as New Business Director involves market research and regular liaison with our client networks to ensure HTA remains responsive to their service needs and requirements in a changing business environment. His role includes, managing and strengthening existing relationships with HTA’s core clients primarily through established Frameworks, and developing new work relationships and opportunities with key emerging clients, for example Local Authorities embarking on newbuild housing programmes, John brings to the team extensive knowledge and understanding of the operational environment of HTA’s clients.
John completed his graduate and post-graduate studies as an architect at the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and qualified as a chartered member of the Institute of Architects. He obtained further post-graduate RIBA professional qualifications from the University of Westminster and holds an MBA from the Cranfield University business school.
John has a particular interest in sustainable urban development in developing countries and is a passionate advocate for the adoption of a Placemaking approach to project delivery in the region. He has been responsible for HTA’s exploratory business activity in Africa focusing on Ghana, which to-date has led to early engagement with a wide range of leading housing providers and developers – and has included developing a concept affordable scheme for 3500 homes in Uganda, for Shelter Afrique, a pan-african financial institution which exclusively supports the development of the housing and real estate sector in Africa.