LEADING architecture practice GT3 Architects has created four new sector leads within its senior team to diversify and drive its core areas of expertise.
As part of a wider restructure, which sees senior architects take more of ownership of projects, Paul Reed has become head of sport and leisure, Suzanne Blair is leading education and masterplanning, Liz Clarke overseeing residential, and Michael Simpson is responsible for workplace.
The move follows a period of growth for the firm, which has seen nine new members of staff join its ranks within the last six months.
Mark Gowdridge, director at GT3 Architects, said: “We’re delighted to announce our new sector leads. Paul, Suzanne, Liz, and Michael are all experts in their considered fields and we’re looking forward to supporting them in this new challenge. By having focused heads of department, we can really streamline our offering, projects, and direction to give the best possible service for our clients.
“Since implementing, our sector leads have had more time to drive our research and development arm, mentor younger members of the team, and get involved in our more complex projects. Our senior architects are also benefitting from the increased autonomy and responsibility within their respective sectors.
Simon Dunstan, director at GT3, added: “The firm was established more than 12 years ago, and we’ve spent many years developing our skills over a number of sectors. We’re keen to focus our efforts across all our specialist sectors and by having dedicated leads, we can ensure that education, masterplanning, residential, and workplace are given the same emphasis as sports and leisure.
“It’s a really exciting time at GT3 and, despite the challenges of Covid-19, we found that the new structure has really empowered our team. We have two studios but operate as one practice and one team, which means everyone is able to work on projects they are interested in, rather than be dictated by geography. I’m looking forward to seeing both the practice and our staff as individuals grow as a result.”