New faces join design business

Pictured at the Johnson Design Partnership office, from left, Ross Hennigan, Sam Hunter and Mike Daw


A new principal designer has strengthened the team at an expanding Shropshire architectural practice.

Sam Hunter, who has over 20 years’ experience in construction, joins Bridgnorth-based Johnson Design Partnership.

“Having worked most recently with local authorities, specialising in education, social care and health contracts, it is wonderful to return to private practice and I am excited to be focusing on more varied portfolio with JDP, a small friendly company making big waves,” commented Sam, who has a proven track record of successful management of multi-disciplinary teams.

“I am passionate about delivering bespoke managed contracts and aim to continue to deliver excellent customer service in my new role, whilst taking a proactive interest in business development and client engagement,” she added.

She is joined at the firm by another new starter, Ross Hennigan, who has just finished his Part 2 Masters degree in architecture at Birmingham University.

He commented: “I was previously based in Dorset and West Sussex and am now looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that the West Midlands and Johnson Design Partnership have in store for me.”

Mike Daw, who has been on his Part One placement with the company for the last year, is now heading back to London to continue his studies, starting a Masters course in architecture at the University of Greenwich in September.

“I have learnt a great deal whilst here and have enjoyed working in a fast-paced architectural practice on a variety of challenging projects,” Mike said.