ON Architecture’s promotions show it has designs on growth

To support its ongoing growth, ON Architecture has made three significant promotions, including the appointment of Robert Towse as a director.

The 44-strong team at ON Architecture, split between the firm’s studios in Canterbury, Kent and Clerkenwell in London, has seen an increased level of activity, with strong demand for both its design and technical architecture services.

In addition to Robert’s directorship, the firm has promoted Stephen Johnson from Associate to Partner, and Richard Philpott from Senior Architectural Technologist to Associate.

Making the announcement, ON Architecture Director Luke Harrison said: “To recruit and retain high quality staff it is vital that everyone knows there is the real opportunity to progress within the firm. Each of these promotions typifies our commitment to creating a really strong and dedicated team to serve our growing portfolio of clients.

“All three are integral members of the team and these promotions recognise their ongoing contribution to ON’s success. Despite the economic impact of the pandemic we continue to grow, win more work and are confident for the future.”

Robert joined award-winning ON Architecture as Practice Partner in 2018 following its merger with BDB, another firm of Kent architects. He joins ON Architecture founders Luke Harrison and David Weir as a director of the practice. The 38-year-old has more than 20 years of architectural experience, and successfully delivered award-winning major urban design and masterplanning projects for national house builders, as well as smaller scale residential developments.

Stephen Johnson joined ON Architecture in 2019 with 15 years’ of experience, the latter half at London practices. Stephen has a focus on systemisation and workflow towards maintaining and improving the practice’s output.

Having joined ON Architecture after its merger with BDB merger, Richard Philpott has 15 years’ experience based in Kent, predominantly working on mixed use, residential and retirement projects. He recently qualified Chartered Architectural Technologist with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture and planning industry.

Commenting on his directorship, Robert said: “We are an ambitious team with a growing portfolio of clients who buy into our approach to design and architecture. Working closely with our clients, we take huge pride in delivering buildings that can transform a space, create a place and which excel in how they perform.”