Alsop announces up to fifteen staff will jump ship with him from RMJM

Will Alsop has revealed up to fifteen RMJM staff will jump ship with him to his new practice, which will be called ALL Design.

He and partner Scott Lawrie, who both departed RMJM earlier this month to set up the new firm, say the studio will work on projects of all scales.

Alsop will work out of the same Battersea studio where he has been based for a number of years.

Alsop and Lawrie have incorporated the practice as Alsop Lawrie Ltd, but will trade as ALL Design.

With additional external appointments staff numbers will come to around twenty.

A statement from Alsop added: “ALL Design has a number of projects under development in the Far East, Europe and the UK. At the same time ALL will be working in partnership with RMJM to carry through a number of on-going projects in London, China and Canada.”

Will Alsop said: “The new studio will encompass a much more diverse range of activities including a public face at Testbed. We feel this is an appropriate new context for architects where they can embrace consultation, experimentation and fun.”

Scott Lawrie said: “We are very happy to work on anything from a tea spoon to a city, sometimes in collaboration with designers from other fields. The focus of the practice will be to ensure that forward thinking innovative design is married at all times to commercial common sense and delivery. The structure of the new office and its partners has been carefully considered to achieve this.”