John Avery | Director

MA(Cantab) DipArch(Oxford) RIBA

John is an award winning architect, designer and strategist who has contributed to the success of a wide range of projects in the financial services sector across Europe and the Middle East.

John has developed strategies and design projects for Ahli United Bank, Commercial Bank, Burgan Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Ithmaar Bank and CBI. John was project architect for the new National Bank of Oman head office in Muscat, and played a key role in the design of Commercialbank Plaza, the BBK Financial Mall, and the concept design for the Commercial International Bank head office in Cairo.

In the United Kingdom John has assisted the Royal Bank of Scotland Group with a range of strategic real estate initiatives, and has developed the strategy and design proposals for the head office of Coutts in London. Elsewhere he has worked with HSBC on the bank’s head office in Ireland and the HSBC Private Bank operations centre in Geneva, and in Germany he has assisted in developing the retail branch delivery strategy for Deutsche Bank.

John studied architecture at Cambridge University, the Oxford School of Architecture and the Architectural Association. Before joining the practice he worked with design consultancies on projects for Channel 4, Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, Somerset House and the Ashmolean Museum. He won first prize in the Corus Architectural Competition in 2001, received one of the Architects Journal Awards for Architecture in 2002, and has exhibited work in the Architecture Room at the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition.

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