DMA Team Promotions: January 2019

We are pleased to announce the following well-deserved team promotions:

Paul Wells has been promoted to Partner.

Paul leads on a variety of hospitality projects, from feasibilities through to construction and delivery, and supports the development of the practice’s serviced apartment and retirement living portfolios. He is currently leading the delivery of Black Lion House in Whitechapel alongside planning stages on a boutique hotel in Cambridge and feasibility stages on schemes in Reading, Edinburgh and central London.

Lindsey Bean-Pearce has been promoted to Partner.

Lindsey has over 13 years’ experience running projects in the UK and Europe, working in luxury residential, work space, hospitality and leisure. As co-head of the interior design team she works with a wide range of hospitality brands and international hotel and resort operators with particular expertise in running large complex schemes from conception to completion. Recent projects include the much anticipated Vintry & Mercer boutique hotel, soon to open in the City of London, and Clayton Hotel (also in the City of London) which opens on 22nd January. She is currently working on a project for Malmaison in York and a lifestyle hotel in Pamphili Rome. In addition, Lindsey is developing the practice’s portfolio of resort and wellness projects, including wellness initiatives for the DMA team.

Neil Andrew has been promoted to Partner.

Neil has over fifteen years’ experience running projects in the UK, Europe and Middle East. As co-head of the interior design team, and an experienced experiential designer, he leads on concept pitches – working with international brands & independent clients. He has not only gained experience in site specific projects but has also won competitions and developed brand work for the new Sheraton and Hilton Garden Inn prototypes. Neil is currently leading interior design on the new Westin City of London, as well as projects in Africa and Dubai. He is also developing the practice’s portfolio of PRS and co-working projects, applying his expertise in hospitality design to those sectors.

John Harding has been promoted to Partner.

John is responsible for the delivery of a number of large and complex hotel and mixed-use developments. His excellent understanding of luxury hotels coupled with detailed technical knowledge means he is integral to the success of every project he works on. Recent and current projects include the boutique hotel L’Oscar, Southampton Row, a high end residential scheme in Lincoln Square, London, and the new build dual brand Tsogo Sun hotels in Cape Town.

Janice Mitten has been promoted to Partner.

Janice leads the strategic growth and evolution strategy of the practice. The sectors and international markets that she is growing include serviced apartments, PRS, co-living, co-working, and retirement living within the UK, Europe and Africa. DMA’s strategy includes using BIM and other available and upcoming technological advancements for improved digital services, adding value to their clients’ projects.

Rebeca Aguilera has been promoted to Associate.

Rebeca studied architecture in her native Spain and was an Erasmus scholar in Milan. After working in Rotterdam, she joined DMA as a graduate architect in 2013 and has made her mark as a talented designer working primarily on hospitality projects from conception to planning stages. She achieved the successful planning approval for a new hotel in the historic core of Bath in 2018 and is presently leading several schemes including the proposed development of two London hotels comprising 850 keys and featuring a 21-storey green wall, which would be the tallest in Europe.

Giuseppe Cadeddu has been promoted to Associate.

Giuseppe is an experienced BIM manager and has been responsible for the adoption and integration of BIM within DMA’s practice from the ground up. He is currently involved in the management of DMA’s BIM strategy and operations to ensure project  delivery goes beyond expectations. Giuseppe leads the research, development and implementation of the latest technology, providing an immersive design experience to clients and enhancing working methodologies among the DMA team.

Jennie Walton has been promoted to Interior Designer.

Jennie has specialist experience in the hospitality sector in all project stages from concept design to site coordination, both in the UK and internationally. As part of the DMA interiors team she works with brands such as IHG, Hilton, Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin, and is currently working on a project for Malmaison in York and a lifestyle hotel in Pamphili Rome. Jennie is currently drawing on her hospitality specialism to design private rental amenity spaces for Grainger plc.

As part of our continued succession plan, our collective aim is to empower future leadership to expand our hospitality led approach in both architecture and interior design to expanding sectors and markets. These include but are not limited to; resorts, co-working, co-living, PRS, serviced apartments, leisure and retirement living – throughout the UK, Europe and Africa.