After 37 years at DLG Architects, the last 29 of those as head of the Leeds studio and with 16 of those years as Senior Partner, Julian Monaghan has decided that it is time to retire from the Practice to pursue his other interests. Julian will step down at Easter but will remain as a consultant to the Practice to assist and advise as and when required.

Julian has led the Practice’s growth in the North and has been a key part of its successes across the UK and internationally, leading its expansion into a multitude of diverse sectors.

Julian commented that “as the Practice enters its 50th year, I feel it’s the right time for the other four Partners to lead the Practice into its next chapter. Despite the recent challenges we have all encountered, the Practice is in a great place; with a fantastic group of staff and a mixture of great projects either being constructed or in the pipeline, as well as a long list of loyal clients who I have thoroughly enjoyed working with.  I am confident that under the leadership of Andrew Gardner and the other Partners we have a fantastic blend of experience, enthusiasm and skill to guide the practice going forward.”

Andrew Gardner commented “With Julian moving on, the new Partnership team are focused on delivering a forward-thinking business plan to continuously improve client relationships, design quality, commercial efficiency and new business opportunities. Over the last year our talented team has shown incredible skill, resilience, and flexibility and as we move into the next chapter, we are all looking forward to the tremendous opportunities to develop our services and strengthen our standing in the property market in the coming years.”

Any enquires in respect of this should be directed to Emma Brining, Practice Manager, or Andrew Gardner, Partner.