Graham Morrison set up firm with Bob Allies in 1984

Allies and Morrison has appointed two new partners following founder Graham Morrison’s recent decision to step away from day-to-day management to become a ‘partner emeritus’.

Morrison, who turns 72 next February, will continue to be involved in competitions and projects at the architectural practice he co-founded with Bob Allies in 1984 but is increasingly focused on other work, such as the bespoke design and joinery business that he established with former Allies and Morrison director, Rupert Fisher, in 2019.

Graham Morrison

Graham Morrison set up Allies and Morrison in 1984 with Bob Allies

Angie Jim Osman and Daniel Elsea have both been promoted to partner level meaning the practice now has 14 full-time partners and six further partners who continue to be involved in a consultative role.

Jim Osman joined Allies and Morrison in 2004 and specialises in large scale urban housing and regeneration projects, while Elsea is head of the practice’s communications team and is responsible for business development.

According to its last set of results for the year to March, Allies and Morrison saw turnover slip 6% to £33m although operating profit stayed flat at £7m. The number of staff at the business was 307.