We are delighted to announce the promotion of Simon Hill and Victoria Simpson to Partner.

“If the last year has taught us anything it’s that we have an incredible body of talent within the practice who are able to adapt and perform at the highest levels,” says Senior Partner Julian Monaghan. “The need for leadership is never more important than at this time, and in Victoria and Simon we have two exceptional colleagues who have demonstrated that they have the creativity and talent to help us take the practice forward and allow us to continue with our Partner-led approach, offering both scale and expertise, but with a personal touch.”

Simon, who works out of the Leeds studio, is currently joint president of the Leeds Society of Architects and was awarded the British Council Of Offices North’s Rising Star Award in 2019. He has helped develop the younger generation of talent within the practice and is currently responsible for a boutique hotel scheme in Manchester and several workplace developments throughout the north.

Simon is helping clients with a number of hospitality venues including the award-winning the Light in Leeds which the practice developed some 15 years ago and is leading on a range of masterplanning and retail re-positioning projects.

Victoria, based in the London studio, has been responsible for several major projects including masterplanning and a number of large-scale residential projects in London, including helping organisations and landowners create significant additional value to their estates through her architecturally-led approach. Vicki has more recently been leading on retail regeneration projects in London and the north as well as continuing her interest in education projects with new schools and HE design.

Victoria has been involved with organisations focused upon education, diversity and inclusion within the construction industry and has a keen interest in the profession’s social responsibilities. She was a juror for the 2020 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship prize and is a Professional Studies (RIBA Part 3) examiner at the University of Westminster.

We are pleased to have two new young partners join us in delivering a bright future for the practice and to continue to support our clients’ ambitions.