Senior promotions announced at HKR Architects

International design practice HKR Architects has promoted Kola Ojeyomi as its new managing director.

The appointment is considered an “instrumental” step in shaping the business’s evolution, which includes exploring the potential of AI technology, and furthering its expertise in modern methods of construction.

Ojeyomi will be supported by the firm’s founding partner, Jerry Ryan, who has been named as chairman.

With over 15 years of experience driving progress and success in the EMEA region, Ojeyomi will shape the future vision of HKR, and drive strategic growth globally alongside Ryan and the overall leadership team.

These key appointments have been made to strengthen the practice’s ongoing growth strategy in the UK and Middle East markets, ensuring the business continues to meet and exceed its targets.

Ryan said: “Our team’s unified vision and combined talents will together guide us as we explore new markets, identify and sustain lasting relationships and seize new opportunities. We have already accomplished so much, and I am delighted to continue our legacy of design innovation and teamwork as we enter this exciting new chapter.”

Ojeyomi joined HKR Architects as senior architect in 2013, having previously worked for several large top AJ100 practices. In 2021 he was appointed company director and became an equity director.

He said: “I am excited to be taking on this new position and will work ever more closely with our team of passionate and talented architects.

“The industry faces many challenges, but we are committed to the future of the business and pride ourselves on being able to work closely with clients to deliver innovative design as well as fulfilling the traditional role of the architect in managing the entire design teams through all RIBA stages delivering projects on time and on budget.

“Embracing future technologies, we are developing customised AI applications, which enable us to deliver designs super efficiently. We have an unrivalled knowledge of modern methods of construction and will continue to focus on this as an efficient delivery method in the current market where there is an increasing demand for housing.”

Main image: Kola Ojeyomi, managing director, and Jerry Ryan, chairman, HKR Architects

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