‘I couldn’t sit on my hands any longer,’ says departing V&A chief

David Bickle, partner at Hawkins Brown

Architect David Bickle returns to Hawkins Brown because he missed designing

David Bickle, who quit as the V&A’s director of FuturePlan to return to his former practice, says he left the museum after less than three years because he missed designing.

The architect, who was headhunted from Hawkins Brown in 2015, said: “I wanted to move back into architecture. I missed it enormously.

“I was designing vicariously at the V&A through others and through the conversations any good client gets involved in. But I was finding it more and more difficult to sit on my hands.

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