As studio leader Jeremy is responsible for the day to day running of the office and project coordination with the objective of contributing towards the development and expansion of the China business and helping to secure new work.
In his time at BDP he has been involved in a number of major retail led mixed use projects both in the UK and internationally. Since 2009, Jeremy’s focus has been on the China market. Based in Shanghai since then, he has been significantly involved in the design and ongoing delivery of three large scale shopping centers in Beijing, Wuxi and Wuhan.
Entering into the China market has been both challenging and demanding. It has required a good understanding of the Chinese process and clients’ high expectations. Jeremy and the Shanghai team has shown a strong respect for both these issues while trying to deliver the design quality and ethos that BDP’s global brand represents.
Looking ahead, what will be the key characteristic of the industry in 2050?
Without doubt sustainability, renewable energy and sustainable material resources will dictate the design and procurement of buildings in the next 40 years. This will be especially critical in China. The demand on designers for increasingly innovative solutions in these fields will ultimately shape the aesthetic and function of the buildings of the future.