The architecture practice has appointed Gavin King, former director at fit-out specialist SpaceInvader Design, as director in its Manchester studio.
Gavin King is tasked with expanding Chapman Taylor’s capability in the office sector, in which he has more than 25 years’ of interior design experience.
At SpaceInvader, he worked for eight years as a director on projects whose clients included AstraZeneca, Manchester Metropolitan University, City Football Group, HM Revenue & Customs and Warwickshire County Council.
King has most recently been working with clients to navigate the challenges and opportunities Covid-19 has presented on workplace design.
Prior to joining SpaceInvader, he was an associate partner at architecture firm Sheppard Robson, where he worked on fit-outs for the BBC and ITV at MediaCityUK. He has also worked at BDP and Aedas earlier in his career.
“Gavin passionately believes in working with clients and collaboratively including them in the design process, and he has a keen interest in how design can support business change, believing there is a need to focus on delivering economically successful projects that support clients in their business objectives,” Chapman Taylor said in a statement.
King added: “My role will be to help Chapman Taylor expand its workplace offer, combining my expertise and experience in workplace interiors with the company’s excellent creative and technical strengths to provide flexible, wellbeing-friendly and user-centred workplaces for our clients.
“I am very impressed by Chapman Taylor’s ambition to become one of the prominent names in the workplace design and consultancy sector across the UK and beyond, and I relish the opportunity to help the company to achieve its strategic vision.”