Kirsten Lees takes the helm at Grimshaw London

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Architect appoints first woman managing partner

Grimshaw has appointed Kirsten Lees as managing partner of its London office, the first time a woman has held the role.

Lees, pictured, was unanimously elected by the other partners when Mark Middleton stepped down after six years.

The two-day-a-week role, which involves taking responsibility for the operating performance of the studio, is shared between the partners. They are voted in by their peers for a maximum of two three-year terms.

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