Farrells has announced two senior promotions with Laura Mazzeo assuming the position of managing partner and Shevaughn Rieck becoming partner responsible for delivering buildings through to completion.
Mazzeo played a key role in Farrells’ Hong Kong office, where she secured planning for the high profile West Kowloon Cultural District before moving to the London office in 2016 to head up a revitalised urban design team. Her focus will be to reinforce design leadership and innovation, by bringing forward talented people and improving our design approach and methodology, as well as strategic finance and operations.
Meanwhile, Rieck recently led a large multi-disciplinary team through the complexities of delivering Farrells flagship project: Chelsea Waterfront, a high end 900 homes scheme around the Lots Road power station straddling two London boroughs. She will now lead technical delivery for the London practice at a time when Farrells have six projects on site across the capital.
While Sir Terry Farrell remains a key figurehead at the firm, the company say the new partners will help reinforce succession planning.
Mazzeo said: “It is an incredibly exciting time at Farrells as we plan a sustainable future building upon our 50-year legacy. We have a very strong team committed to designing and delivering architecture and urban design throughout Europe, Asia and beyond. At a time when female leadership in the industry is in the spotlight, I am delighted to be joined by Shevaughn.”