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Architects practice announces new engagement in challenging times

Sending out a positive signal in a currently challenging sector, Architects Practice, Lippe Architects + Planners have added experienced architect, Catherine Cope (nee McKeown) BArch BSc (Hons) to augment their team of 17 employees.

Lippe Architects + Planners, with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, have further extended the strength of their team with the addition of Catherine who is based at their offices at 25 Albyn Place, Aberdeen.

Catherine, who originally trained as an architect in Belfast, relocated to Edinburgh when she qualified, to work on some key projects, including the Royal Veterinary School for the University of Edinburgh (£31m) and the New Dunfermline High School (£40m).

Moving to Aberdeen in 2013, Catherine has been keen to progress in her career and commented, “I am really delighted to be joining such a long standing and prestigious practice and I know I will gain a lot of further experience within this multi-disciplined office, getting the opportunity to work on a wide range of sectors and building types, both residential and commercial.” Catherine currently is President of the Aberdeen Society of Architects, representing the local chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS.)

Lippe Architects + Planners highly experienced management team includes Managing Director, William Lippe and Technical Director, Stuart Naysmith who joined in 1993 and Associates, Eleanor Alexander, Stephen Martin Debbie Anderson and Lesley Tierney and Kirsten Will who heads up its Albyn Place office in Aberdeen, opened in 2014 to enhance the high level of service provision for its clients.

All architects are Associate Members of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Aberdeen Society of Architects.

Kirsten Will, Associate, based at the company’s Albyn Place, Aberdeen commented, “since we opened our Aberdeen office two years ago, we have been afforded increased opportunity to tender for new business and been successful in winning clients and projects in and around the City.

We felt that someone of Catherine’s experience and skill set would allow us to continue to offer our very high level of customer care, as well as augmenting our expertise and knowledge base and we are delighted to welcome her to our team”.

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