Award-winning chartered landscape architect David Moores has joined PJA’s Bristol office as Technical Director of the Placemaking team.
Based in the Brew House on Jacob Street, David brings 30 years’ experience of public realm and street design.
Previously Design Director at Project Centre, his award-winning streetscape designs include London’s Oxford Street, Walthamstow High street, Walworth Road, Southall Broadway and Kensington High Street – which has received widespread recognition as an exemplar project.
He was also part of the Design team for Exhibition Road in London and managed the pedestrianisation of Reading Town Centre. He has undertaken similar schemes in Sydney and Adelaide in Australia.
David has also recently been appointed to the government’s High Streets Task Force and is a member of both the Landscape Institute and the Urban Design Group.
Director Jon Tricker, head of PJA’s Placemaking division, said “David’s talent for street and place-based design, as well as his ability to work through the project lifecycle from concept to detail, makes him a fantastic addition to our growing team.
“He will help deliver great solutions for the fast-growing number of private and public sector clients signing up for our people-friendly public realm design and placemaking services.”
David added: “The PJA team is industry-leading for its design-focused infrastructure solutions and I’m delighted to be joining.
“I’m passionate about delivering well-designed and attractive streets and places that encourage more walking and cycling and create a sense of place and community. They bring health, safety and environmental benefits while increasing dwell time that boosts local businesses.”
The increased demand for PJA’s placemaking and street design services has been fuelled by the Government’s announcement in May of a £2 billion package to ‘create a new era of cycling and walking’ in the UK.
More recently, No. 10 also announced the £2 billion ‘Gear Change’ plans proposing thousands of miles of higher standard, protected cycle routes in towns and cities, which drew on recommendations made by the company’s own Phil Jones and Adrian Lord in Local Transport Note 1/20 Cycling Infrastructure.
David’s appointment comes just weeks after PJA welcomed Dave Woolley as a Director in its Engineering division, with responsibility for growing its Land Development services.