Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has appointed director Stuart Rough as chairman in addition to strengthening its Shanghai office.
Rough has led award-winning retail and workplace projects in China, Southeast Asia and Europe, including the Forum Coimbra, Forum Barreiro and Espaço Guimarães retail centres and the BASF, Sony and Roche headquarter buildings.
He said: “As part of the practice’s senior management team I will focus on developing the global reach of our 15-strong network of bases from São Paulo to Shanghai, enhancing the unrivalled diversity of our 500+ sector experts, increasing our distinctive client focus, with 80% of 2010 income from repeat business, and widening our portfolio of world-class projects.”
The move will see director Melvin Davis, who has come to the end of his tenure as chairman, relocate to the practice’s Shanghai office from 2012.
Jean Wu has also been appointed as director of architecture for the Shanghai office. Wu has over 12 years’ experience as lead designer of large-scale planning and architecture projects, working for Hyder Consulting and RMJM.
The bolstering of the practice’s local team follows its appointment to deliver a strategic planning review of the Minhang District in the heart of Shanghai. The 13,000 hectare site includes a large portion of the city’s main river and one of China’s heartland industrial zones.