01 - 05 - 2024

BPTW is proud to announce a significant wave of promotions within our senior leadership team and beyond.

These recent promotions are a celebration of our longevity, underscoring our dedication to fostering talent and driving strategic growth, ensuring an optimal leadership structure to carry BPTW forward into the future.

Key highlights of the promotions include:

1. New partner: Scott Adams promoted from Director to Partner, bringing invaluable expertise to the practice leadership.

Joining BPTW two years ago to lead BPTW’s urban design team, Scott has driven new and ambitious urban design and masterplanning projects, expanding the practices’ capabilities and strengthening the growing portfolio of large-scale projects focused on regeneration and urban expansion.

He is a member of the Design South East Expert Design Review Panel and the Urban Design Group Executive Committee.

2. New Directors: BPTW promotes five Senior Associates to Directors: Caroline Dommett, Dale Taylor, Melisa Villar, Onur Osman, and Peter Sofoluke

Caroline has a keen interest in placemaking and is experienced in managing large-scale masterplans and landmark developments, including Rochester Riverside. She is also a member of the DSE Expert Design Review Panel.

Dale leads a team working on complex large-scale residential projects at pre- and post-planning stages. He leads BPTW’s Quality Assurance and Internal Audit Teams, driving best practices and technical compliance.

Melisa leads a large technical design team focused on a significant number of BPTW’s post-planning schemes. She specialises in delivering technical solutions and maintains strong relationships with BPTW’s contractor clients.

As a certified Passive House Designer, Onur is a leading member of the BPTW sustainability group, shaping sustainability in the practice through projects such as Hartopp and Lannoy Point.

Peter specialises in complex urban regeneration projects. With a passion for improving architectural education and making the industry more accessible, he has driven BPTW’s partnership with The London School of Architecture.

3. New Associates: BPTW promotes Alessandro Chiola and Asri Asra from Associate to Senior Associate, Olivia Pfeil to Associate level, and brings in Naike Zambotti as our newest Associate.

Alessandro delivers strategic solutions to large regeneration projects in the pre-planning stage, including the landmark regeneration of the Teviot Estate.

Asri specialises in the concept and technical design of large-scale masterplans and the delivery of successful planning permissions.

Olivia is focused on the early RIBA stages of large-scale projects. She is an apprentice mentor, supporting her team through their career development.

The practice has also appointed Naike as Associate in the Urban Design Group and Aysegul Koreli as Senior Marketing and Bids Manager. Naike is a qualified urban designer and member of the Urban Design Group Executive Committee and an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Aysegul is a Chartered Marketer and a Board Member for Women in Social Housing, and is passionate about raising the profile of women in the industry.

In addition, several internal promotions have been made across various roles within the practice, from Senior Architect to IT Manager.

Alan Wright, Founder of BPTW, commented on the promotions, stating:

“These changes mark an exciting stage as the practice continues to evolve and progress with a diverse and talented senior leadership team that increasingly exemplifies the next generation.

I am delighted that the practice remains strong and incredibly proud that from its earliest days, BPTW has consciously cultivated a nurturing environment to make a career in architecture more accessible, supporting people from all backgrounds to thrive.

Despite the many challenges facing the industry, the practice continues to support young people to fulfil their potential, and I am looking forward to playing my part in continuing to build on the firm foundations we have created.”