John is an award-winning architect who has contributed to the success of a wide range of projects with the practice including large-scale architectural commissions, interior design projects, strategic planning and branding initiatives.
LOM architecture and design has promoted Ben Taylor to director – joining the four existing directors in leading the practice. Two newly promoted associate directors have also been announced: Tom Hofton and Patrick Hastings.
“These promotions reflect the ongoing development of our talented LOM team and the excellent work Ben, Patrick and Tom are delivering for our clients. They reward insight and imagination, creativity and hard work, and the effort that ensures our designs go beyond the brief to achieve the best possible impacts for our clients. Congratulations to Ben, Patrick and Thomas. We look forward to seeing them play an even greater role in shaping LOM’s future.”
John Avery, Director
New director Ben Taylor has played major roles in delivering many of the practice’s most significant projects globally since joining in 2009. These include the National Bank of Oman, Business Bay Towers in Dubai, Q3 Tigne Point, a high-end residential development in Malta, and most recently Santander’s new UK headquarters, Unity Place, currently under construction in Milton Keynes. Before LOM, Ben studied architecture at Newcastle University and the Bartlett, UCL, and worked in Leeds and internationally in Toronto.
Tom Hofton’s promotion to associate director reflects his excellent work in designing and delivering innovative architectural and interior design concepts during his 24 years with LOM. Tom is currently leading the delivery of a new game design studio for Microsoft, and the fit-out of Santander’s Unity Place, having previously delivered projects including Tesco’s award-winning Heart Building. Before LOM, Tom studied at the Oxford School of Architecture.
Patrick Hastings is also promoted to associate director, recognising his extensive technical and design contributions across a range of new-build, interior design, and regeneration projects. These have included offices for dunnhumby, Liverpool Victoria (LV), Esure, Tesco and One Court Road, a 200,000 sq. ft environmentally sustainable office development in Bridgend. He also works on the delivery of Santander’s Unity Place. Patrick studied architecture at Nottingham University and joined LOM in 2000.