Benoy appoints new Design Director

Benoy has announced the appointment of Barry Spencer Hughes as Design Director.

With over 25 years’ experience in design, Hughes has a strong design-led portfolio having worked on significant large-scale, mixed-use projects spanning markets and typologies.

A US citizen primarily based at the London campus, Hughes will shape Benoy’s global design message, while expanding the business in America. Hughes comments: “I am excited to have joined the Benoy team, and look forward to building on the firms national and international reputation for providing excellence and innovation in our built environment.”

“Benoy’s experience and reputation in mixed-use and transportation led projects will be a great entrée into the US market.  We have a proven track record of creating great places all over the world, and I look forward to helping continue that tradition back home.”

Tom Cartledge, CEO, Benoy, concludes: “The appointment of Barry fits brilliantly with our business objectives for America. Barry brings energy, passion, creativity and drives us forward as a cutting-edge design team. His previous experience includes award winning mixed-use, retail and transport projects. Barry also brings a great reputation in designing tall buildings – an area of increased interest for Benoy. These are exciting times within the industry, and alongside Barry, we have appointed eight new directors in the last 18 months, adding to our width and depth of skills to provide new, creative and often commercial problem-solving design thinking.”