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Tuesday29 July 2014

Peter Bishop joins Allies & Morrison Urban Practitioners

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Former London Development Agency design director Peter Bishop has been made a director of Allies & Morrison Urban Practitioners, the new firm formed this month by the long-time collaborators.

Bishop has worked with both firms in the past.

As head of planning at Hammersmith & Fulham Council and then Camden, Bishop worked alongside Allies & Morrison on projects such as King’s Cross Central and BBC Media Village.

As founding director of Design for London, he worked with Urban Practitioners on such projects as masterplans for the northern Olympic fringe and Three Mills/Sugar House Lane.

He said: “I have huge respect for the work of both practices and I am excited by the prospect of blending our different skills to develop a unique perspective on how we tackle and resolve urban problems.

“There has been a lot of debate about how architecture, planning and urban design can come together to shape our cities and create successful places, and I believe that we will jointly be able to take this forward in our work, and develop new approaches.”

 

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