Miley joins Re-form Landscape Architecture
Jonathan Miley has left Exterior Architecture nine years after setting up the firm’s Manchester office.
He has joined Re-form Landscape Architecture as a director and will work alongside David Livesey to “harness the growing number of public realm investment opportunities in the region and UK-wide”, the company said.
Miley said his decision to join Re-form’s Manchester office, whose headcount has risen to 11, was driven by the company’s ethos.
“Re-form has a reputation in the industry for building great client relationships and offering a collaborative, empathetic approach,” Miley said.
“The team consciously choose to work on meaningful schemes with a focus on how public realm can positively impact climate change and biodiversity – something which is a passion of mine.”
At Exterior Architecture, Miley has worked on a raft of high-profile projects including Capital&Centric and HBD’s £250m Kampus neighbourhood in Manchester, the redevelopment of Stretford Mall, and the regeneration of Collyhurst.
At Re-form, he will be thrust into schemes including a life sciences and PBSA masterplan on Manchester’s Upper Brook Street and the £4bn Wirral Waters.
Miley added: “It’s an exciting time for our industry; the pandemic fast-tracked the value of landscape architecture and people appreciate green space and access to nature more than ever before.
“I look forward to working with the incredibly talented team here as the company continues to evolve and make the most of these emerging opportunities.”
Miley’s appointment comes following a busy year for Re-form. In the last twelve months, the firm has opened an Edinburgh office, its third overall, and relocated its Leeds base. In July, the company also announced its transition to an Employee Ownership Trust.
“Jonathan is a fantastic addition and joins us at a pivotal time for the company,” said David Livesey, director at Re-form.
“Our industry is always changing, and as such, we are constantly challenging ourselves creatively as a practice, and an employer. We want to continuously evolve as a team and becoming an EOT, embracing new ways of collaborative working and welcoming the direction of Jonathan, are all part of that journey.”