How The Public Realm Can Add Value to Commercial Development | John Avery | LOM Architecture + Design
John is an award winning architect who has contributed to the success of a wide range of projects with LOM architecture and design including large scale architectural commissions, interior design projects, strategic planning and branding initiatives.
John has extensive experience in the Middle East having worked on projects in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with clients including United Arab Bank, HSBC Middle East, the National Bank of Oman and Ahli United Bank. He has recently led the team designing a 76,000sqm mixed use scheme creating two sparkling glass towers that will overlook Dubai’s Business Bay, was project architect for National Bank of Oman’s new head office in Muscat and is lead workplace and interior designer for HSBC’s new UAE head office building in Downtown Dubai.
John has also led projects in the residential, education and heritage sector, alongside his work in commercial and workplace design for clients including HSBC, Coutts and the RBS Group. In the retail sector John has developed retail concepts for Harrods, First Citizens Bank, Ahli United Bank and Commercial Bank of Dubai, and was lead designer for the Boulevard retail development
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.