Lincoln architects extend team with new hire

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Mark Howarth, LK2 Architects Ltd

Growing architecture firm, LK2 Architects Ltd, has expanded its team with the addition of a new Senior Architectural Technologist.

Mark Howarth brings with him almost 14 years’ worth of experience in the industry, having previously worked with high street giant Marks and Spencer on some of its major flagship stores overseeing extensions, interior refits and modernisation works.

LK2 is recognised as the market leading architecture firm for sport and leisure, with its chartered architects and sports and leisure business advisors specialising in using sport and leisure as a vehicle to blend a range of sectors including mixed use developments, residential, retail and urban regeneration schemes.

Mark said: “I was lucky enough to work with Marks and Spencer on some of its biggest projects, including the delivery of its Longbridge branch in Birmingham in 2015. This experience has been invaluable and I hope to transfer the skills and knowledge I have acquired to my new position.

“I had been keeping my eye on LK2 for quite some time, as I saw some of the exciting projects it has been working on through local media. Once I met the team, got to know them a little and understood what they were aiming to achieve, I knew this was a team that I wanted to be a part of.”

As well as extensive experience in retail, Mark has also worked in residential and education sectors, specialising in the application of technology to the design and construction process.

Mark said: “One of the things I’m really looking forward to is getting stuck into LK2’s projects on site and watching buildings come to life. It’s a really exciting time in terms of the projects LK2 has lined up and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved.”

Andrew Kitchen, director at LK2, added: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to our team and pleased he has chosen to further his career at LK2. We continue to develop and extend our growing portfolio and having an experienced technologist like Mark join us at this exciting time is fantastic.”