Promotions at Speirs + Major

May 13 2013 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Press | Team
Speirs + Major are pleased to announce the following internal promotions, reflecting the continuing growth and development of the practice.

Andrew Howis has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of Speirs + Major. Alongside his design work Andrew will be responsible for the management of the practice on a day to day basis. He has been with Speirs + Major since 2006 and has worked on many high profile projects; most recently the St Botolph Building with Grimshaw, the University of the Arts, London with Stanton Williams and the multiple award winning Burlington Arcade with Blair Associates.

Clementine Rodgers has been appointed to Design Associate. With an architectural background and an MSc in Lighting from The Bartlett UCL, Clementine has wide ranging experience in both interior and exterior lighting design. Key projects she has worked on include the ’Light + Darkness’ strategy for Durham, the IALD Award of Merit winning BBC Scotland Headquarters with Graven Images, and the IALD Radiance Award winning Plot 3, More London Riverside with Foster + Partners. She also led the lighting of Barbecoa at One New Change with Tom Dixon and is currently completing the lighting for a new Maggie’s Centre in Newcastle with Edward Cullinan Architects.

Benz Roos has been made Senior Designer. Educated to Masters level in Architectural Lighting Design at the University of Wismar, Germany, Benz joined Speirs + Major in 2008. His projects have included the Beauty and Power Exhibition of Wallace Collection, Yas Island Retail and Greenwich Peninsula. He was also the project designer for the award winning ‘Aeroblades’ street light with CREE. Most recently he led the “In Lumine Tuo” project, an animated lighting installation for central Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Kerem Asfuroglu has been promoted to Project Designer. A fellow alumni of the University of Wismar, with a strong background in stage lighting Kerem joined Speirs + Major early in 2011. He has won several awards including SLL Young Lighter of the Year Best Presentation 2010, Red Dot concept 2011 and Vox Juventa 2012.

“We are lucky in that we have a great team from a broad range of backgrounds. It’s very exciting to work with such a creative and technically knowledgeable designers. We’re all enjoying what this brings to the work and the evolution of our practice." said Principals Mark Major and Keith Bradshaw.