Brandon Buck becomes Dar-owned firm’s design principal
Architect Perkins + Will has recruited Brandon Buck from KPF to become its new design principal at its London studio.
Buck spent eight years at KPF and carried out work on the firm’s Sixty London office block that was built by Balfour Beatty in 2014 for AXA Real Estate at 60 Holborn Viaduct.
His CV includes spells at Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects.
Earlier this year, Perkins + Will, which is owned by Dar, the Lebanese firm that also owns consultant Currie & Brown, snapped up Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.
Dar is moving into a new London headquarters at 150 Holborn next door to the grade II* listed Victorian gothic Prudential building.
Designed by Perkins + Will, work is due to start early next year with the building housing around 1,100 of Dar’s staff with 350 of them being from the architect.