Three senior promotions for Grant Associates team members
Grant Associates is pleased to announce promotions for three of its long-standing and valued associates.
Chin Chen and Oliver McIlvenna become Senior Associates, whilst Martin Knight is promoted to Associate.
Chin Chen joined Grant Associates back in 2006 after graduating from UCL with a Master of Architectural Design. She has worked on some of the practice’s biggest projects, including Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, Paradise Circus in Birmingham, Bristol Harbourside and the AIPH Garden in the 2019 Beijing Expo. Her new role will see her take on an increasing focus on projects and competitions in Asia.
I love the variety of project types here at Grant Associates, and the focus on creative collaboration with other consultants and disciplines. I’m most passionate about the opportunities to rewild our environment and create sustainable but playful spaces for the next generation.
Oliver McIlvenna has been with Grant Associates since 2013, and has played a key role on projects such as Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur and the HS2 rail project. He is currently involved with a large public realm scheme in London, with complex transport infrastructure.
The range of work the practice is willing to explore is what I like best about working here – from city scale masterplans to one-off art events with social purpose.
Martin Knight joined the practice in 2015. Notable projects he has been involved with to date include the redevelopment of the 142 hectare Filton Airfield site near Bristol; a new 1,899 room student development at the University of Sussex; and the ‘hanging gardens of Basingstoke’ at Mountbatten House – one of the first examples of commercial landscape roof gardens in the UK.
It’s inspiring to work with such a passionate group of like-minded individuals, both within the company and amongst our design partners and clients. This is a fascinating time for landscape architecture as we re-consider city centres, public spaces, neighbourhoods and streets in a post-Covid world, and how to create more enjoyable, engaging and healthier environments, benefitting people and nature.
Congratulations to all three of them on their well-deserved promotions!