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Perkins and Will has announced the appointment of Neil Andrew as Director of Hospitality – further expanding the practice’s hospitality portfolio.
Neil has over 15 years’ experience in interior design across hospitality and lifestyle projects, with specialist knowledge in luxury hospitality, residential and commercial design.
Neil’s appointment comes at a time of expansion for the leading firm, having recently announced new practices in Dublin, Ireland, Monterrey, Mexico and Canada. Having previously spent nine years in Dubai, Neil managed a team of 25 designers at an internationally recognised architecture firm, leading the design and delivery of interiors for a number of Dubai’s top hotels.
Turning his focus to sustainability in design, in particular the reuse of salvaged building materials, Neil’s experience supports Perkins and Will’s approach to sustainability – a key pillar of the firm, which has been recognised as a trailblazer in sustainable design since the early 2000s.
Neil commented: ‘I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to drive forward a new era of hospitality design at Perkins and Will. In the next few years, I foresee a dramatic shift in consumers’ wants in the luxury market, with the next generation growing in favour of branded boutique design over some more traditional trends. I am excited to explore new design concepts within upcoming projects and build upon the practice’s impressive portfolio.’
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