Benoy is delighted to announce the appointment of Gregory Kovacs, formerly at Heatherwick Studio, as a Director in the Shanghai studio. Gregory will be located at the London Campus before a permanent relocation to Shanghai in early 2018.
Gregory will report to Qin Pang and Simon Wong, under whose leadership the Shanghai studio has expanded and enjoyed enormous success. He will collaborate with the Design Council and is extremely well placed to support the studio which continues to go from strength-to-strength. As Project Leader at Heatherwick Studio, his most recent projects include the Fosun Foundation Art Gallery and the Bund Finance Center, a mixed-use development in Shanghai. He was also the founder of their computational design unit of the practice, a specialist division focusing on the conception and delivery of geometrically complex structures.
Gregory trained as an architect and engineer at Budapest University of Technology and at the Architectural Association in London. His art work has been exhibited and published internationally, and he was a unit master at the undergraduate school of the Bartlett UCL and taught at the Diploma and Intermediate Schools of the Architectural Association.
"Gregory is the ninth director in 18 months to join us from leading firms including Fosters, HOK, RTKL, Herzog de Meuronand Atkins. Added to this we have promoted from within. We don't aspire to be anyone else – we are Benoy - but it is deeply rewarding to attract and retain high calibre talent who possess a broad skill set and want to help us succeed in being at the cutting edge of design and all that we do. Together we can achieve our vision of building on an outstanding 70-year heritage and evolving our business to be the leading commercial creative design team," says Tom Cartledge, CEO, Benoy.