John Drew teams up with Pringle Brandon
John Drew, a former director at Rafael Viñoly Architects and partner at Foster & Partners, has joined forces with Pringle Brandon to form new practice Pringle Brandon Drew.
The new outfit will specialise in the commercial office sector, and will be a sister company to the existing Pringle Brandon. It is jointly owned by Pringle Brandon and John Drew, and will be based at Pringle Brandon’s City offices.
John Drew, who has worked on Battersea Power Station and the Walkie Talkie and is managing partner of the new firm, said: “In an economic climate that remains uncertain, constant focus on the end use of a building is key to successful development. We formed the practice not just to deliver prestigious buildings that are successful in their own right, but to bring occupier insight back into the early stages of design. This means that completed buildings will offer exactly what the end user wants, making the letting or sales process easier and minimising risk to all parties involved.”
Jack Pringle, a senior partner of Pringle Brandon, said: “Pringle Brandon Drew will offer an integrated approach to design that puts occupiers and end users at the heart of the development process right from the start.”