Introducing Mark Smith at Stephen George + Partners
Mark Smith joined Stephen George + Partners in August 2016 as a Director to focus on growing our success within the education sector. Coming from a corporate background Mark has held Senior Director and Project Director positions in both multi-disciplinary companies and private practices. Mark has experience and expertise in developing both the private and public sectors, using OGC frameworks, to successfully deliver projects and frameworks for a number of Mixed-use, Residential, Education and USAF – MOD Partnerships.
Mark looks to establish Stephen George + Partners’ place as a top tier supplier on National Frameworks, developing long term relationships with our Professional Consultant and Contractor Partners.
Mark Smith said: “I’m looking forward to building on the existing foundations of extensive in-house knowledge and expertise in the sector, from sustainable and cost efficient design to technical delivery. This, combined with the Partners’ support to build a strong sector offering for the long term, provides me with huge confidence.
“Architects and contractors will face many challenges over the coming few years with continued austerity in the public sector. This is driving the need for us all to look at innovative ways to improve design standards, add greater social value, improve the use of sustainable design methods and to support our contractor partners to build quicker – essentially work as a combined partnership for the benefit of all.
“All this has to be exciting! To be part of such opportunities to influence the way people learn, live and work is humbling and why we do what we do.
“I’m motivated by being part of a business which is at the coalface of innovation and delivery.
“I feel that passion and determination are inherent in Stephen George + Partners today, and I am looking forward to developing our commitment across the public sectors to inspire the next generation of young designers, as well as our contractor and designer consultant partners.”
“We have an excellent track record of delivering school projects on time, within budget and winning design awards. We welcome Mark’s expertise and commitment, which will take our workload to the next level.” John Morfey, Partner, Stephen George + Partners LLP