Martin Pease has been appointed by WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated architectural design firms, as Managing Director of the firm’s practice in London. Pease brings 25 years of design and commercial business experience to WATG, with deep expertise across the United Kingdom, United States and the Middle East.
“I am delighted to welcome Martin to the firm. His commercial savvy, design talent and leadership skills will enable WATG to significantly scale our UK operations with a continued focus on delighting our clients and delivering excellent design. His experience with large-scale project delivery will bring a unique perspective to our London operations and our global team at large,” commented Anthony Mallows, President and CEO.
Martin’s previous role was as Head of Architecture and Building Engineering at Atkins North America, where he stayed from 2014 until 2018. During his time there he grew the firm’s business by 40% across six offices. Prior to his tenure with Atkins North America, Pease was Head of Architecture for Dubai-based Damac, the largest privately-owned property developer in the Middle East.
“I have always admired WATG’s reputation for design excellence and the firm’s incredible portfolio of work from the past 70+ years. I’m incredibly excited to contribute to the firm’s vision for growth and honoured to join such a highly talented and passionate design team,” said Martin Pease.
Throughout his career, Pease has acquired a vast portfolio of work, including large scale mixed use projects alongside work in aviation, rail, residential, commercial and public architecture. Notable projects include the Getty Centre in Los Angeles, the Glyndebourne Opera House in the UK, the Navy Museum in Washington D.C., Glasgow College in Scotland, a new terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Trump Golf Course Clubhouse in Dubai.
Originally from the UK, Pease worked there for several notable firms, such as Richard Meier, Michael Hopkins, Stride Treglown Architects and Atkins UK. At the moment, Martin is writing a book on ‘How to Present’ for architects, done in conjunction with the University of the West of England.