John Avery | Director

MA(Cantab) DipArch(Oxford) RIBA

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.

John played a key role in the design of Commercial Bank Plaza, the Citadel and the Commercial International Bank head office in Cairo and was project architect for the National Bank of Oman head office in Muscat and the Business Bay Towers in Dubai. He has developed property and workplace strategies with clients including HSBC Private Bank, Coutts and the RBS Group.

In the retail sector John has developed retail concepts for Harrods, First Citizens Bank, Ahli United Bank and HSBC, and was lead designer for the Boulevard retail development in Doha. In the education sector John’s work includes the development of masterplans for the London Borough of Harrow’s secondary schools as part of the BSF programme, and the design of the CB Academy in Wakra, Qatar. He has also worked on a range of conservation and refurbishment projects including work at Harrow Arts Centre.

John studied architecture at Cambridge University, the Oxford School of Architecture and the Architectural Association. Before joining LOM he worked with design consultancies on projects for Channel 4, Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, Somerset House and the Ashmolean Museum. He won first prize in the Corus Architectural Competition in 2001, received one of the Architects Journal Awards for Architecture in 2002, and has exhibited work in the Architecture Room at the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition.

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