Buro Happold has announced the appointment of two new partners bringing the partnership to a total of 50. Happold Consulting’s Lawrie Robertson and Mumbai based Anil Hira will add their considerable expertise and market insight to further consolidate the consultancy’s position as a world leader in the delivery of innovative, sustainable buildings and the privately owned firm’s ability to shape its own future.
Director Lawrie Robertson joined the practice in 2006 and has helped to build Happold Consulting’s global reputation in urban regeneration, strategic planning and reviving failing cities. Respected both for his original thinking and his collaborative approach Lawrie’s most recent work has been the development of the Detroit Future City plan, launched on 8th January 2013, which maps out the future for this ailing American city once renowned around the world as the centre of the car industry.
Anil Hira is the regional director for India, heading up Buro Happold’s Mumbai office which runs projects across India and beyond. Highly respected by clients for his expertise, particularly in tall buildings, Anil has put together an outstanding team of engineers in Mumbai and is currently responsible for a number of exciting tower projects including Supertech in New Delhi and Lodha Place in Mumbai.
Commenting on the announcement of the two new partners Mike Cook, Chairman, said “We all believe passionately that remaining a private partnership is key to Buro Happold; we are owned by people who understand our business and make the strongest contribution to it. This helps ensure that we always strive for excellence in what we do and care about the impact we have. I wish Anil and Lawrie every success both in their role as directors and now as partners too.”