We are excited to announce the appointment of three new Directors, one of whom will be based in our new studio location in Dundee!
Andrew Porter joins as the Technical Projects Director. He has an extensive design management background in Marine Interiors, Hospitality and Luxury Residential and comes with almost 30 years of experience. He has worked on many well-known global projects like Bulgari Hotels, Euro Disney and Saga Cruises Newbuild programme.
Andrew is responsible for and oversees the hotel technical services proportion of projects. He has a pragmatic and practical approach to projects, ensuring clients receive a timely delivery and the best value from their budgets.
Secondly, William Whitehouse is a highly experienced cruise industry professional working across owner supply, design management, procurement, interior outfitting, asset management (hotel) and more. He has worked on both newbuild and refurbishment projects for Saga Cruises and Carnival UK.
As the Commercial Director, Willliam is responsible for providing support to Owners, Architects and Designers on all commercial aspects of projects, including procurement.
Finally, Nicholas Bone joins as Architectural Projects Director, and he joins the studio primarily based out of the new Dundee office. He has over 25 years of experience focussing on office exteriors, workplace amenity interiors, and hotel and residential architecture.
As well as award-winning projects throughout the UK, including several London and Scottish buildings, Nicholas has recently led the delivery of notable projects such as the brand new ‘Exemplar’ Barclays Glasgow Campus for 5000 people, Babcock’s Bristol Campus for 2500 people and Moxy Hotel Plymouth.
The appointment of these specific roles marks a pivotal moment in the agency’s timeline as AD further grows and develops its land-based project portfolio, having recently completed a luxury wellness facility in Grand Cayman.
‘It’s an exciting time for AD, and we are very proud of the growth and development the studio has made over the past year. Bringing three key experienced personnel into the AD family complements the existing team and helps us provide our clients with the best possible results.’Chris Finch, Founder & CEO