Niemen Architects Pursues Commercial Growth with Senior Appointment

Leeds based architectural practice Niemen Architects has announced the new appointment of Scott Lunn as Associate Director to help respond and drive business growth in the commercial development sector.

The long-established practice, best known for its work in delivering award winning projects in the residential sector, is embarking on a growth plan having secured a strong pipeline of new commercial scale development projects.  These include a multistorey mixed-use development in central Sheffield, an education and community recreation facility in Bradford as well as a number of student residential schemes.

Niemen Architects Founder and Director Shayne Niemen, said:

“We are pleased to have emerged from the worst of the pandemic with a healthy order book and growing team.  We have committed to expanding our commercial sector portfolio and more actively showcase the expertise we have in areas including education and healthcare.”

“We are delighted to welcome Scott to our growing team. He is a great new asset to the business, and we are excited to pursue our drive to diversify our work with him on board.”

Scott, who qualified at Leeds Beckett University, previously spent ten years with Watson Batty Architects as an Associate. He brings considerable knowledge and experience having delivered multi-million-pound education schemes for the Department for Education, Leeds City Council and York St John University.

Scott also worked as a retained consultant for a major supermarket retailer gaining planning permissions for new stores alongside mixed-use regeneration schemes.  His expertise also includes large-scale commercial and mixed-use development projects having designed the masterplan for a flagship city centre expansion and regeneration project valued over £1 billion.

Scott Lunn, said:

“I am excited to join Niemen Architects with a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how I can really impact key sector growth within the business and carve my own career-path in a very hands-on practice. I look forward to working with the practice’s existing client-base and also creating new opportunities with my existing contacts in commercial sectors.”

Scott is accomplished in delivering projects to required BIM standards and protocols. Alongside Oliver Bush, also Associate Director, Scott will drive his expertise into the business to improve workflow and quality of information and to help clients to visualise projects with more precise designs.

Nieman Architects is an award-winning RIBA Chartered practice.  Established 21 years ago in Leeds the practice employs nine architects and technicians and is currently seeking to recruit a further member of the team to manage a diverse portfolio of national projects. They have successfully delivered design solutions for residential and commercial projects from £multi-million-pound bespoke dwellings up to £150 million mixed-use developments.  The team’s expertise includes work to listed buildings, heritage sites, master planning, ecclesiastical and conservation work.