John Avery | Director

MA(Cantab) DipArch(Oxford) RIBA

John is an award winning architect who has delivered an extensive range of projects for banks across the world including head office buildings, banking networks, branch concepts, rebranding programmes and strategic real estate initiatives.

John played a key role in the design of Commercial Bank Plaza, the Citadel and the Commercial International Bank head office in Cairo and was project architect for the National Bank of Oman head office in Muscat and the United Arab Bank head office in Dubai. He led the workplace strategy and interior design for the new HSBC Middle East headquarters in Dubai and has delivered strategic initiatives for Coutts, RBS, HSBC Private Bank and Deutsche Bank. In the retail sector John has developed retail concepts First Citizens Bank, Ahli United Bank, BBK,  HSBC and many more retail banking networks.

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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