Russell became an Associate in 2009, having worked for MJP between 1997 and 2001 before rejoining in 2008. He has an excellent technical background and has been instrumental in encouraging a greener agenda as head of MJP’s Sustainability Group, promoting BREEAM Excellent standards in commercial buildings and implementing Passivhaus standard innovation on residential projects.
Housing for students and single people have featured heavily in his recent workload, and Russell is the associate in charge of a new 157 bed residence for LHA London in Westminster which is currently on site.
He has worked on a number of housing schemes at MJP; the Ballymun project in Dublin as part of a larger masterplan as one of the package architects and job runner, project architect for a large speculative family house in Hampstead purchased by footballer Thierry Henry, and more recently on the competition for the next phase of the Greenwich Millennium Village alongside Tibbalds and Allen Pyke Associates. Most recently he has worked on newbuild housing for Crest Nicholson at Elsley Road in Clapham, currently under construction.
At The University of Warwick, he has worked on the Clinical Trials Unit for the Medical School and on the Student Union, as part of the site delivery team, taking the scheme through value engineering, fully co-ordinating the structure and services and managing the team as Contract Administrator. He was the project architect for the new 50 place nursery at Warwick Lakeside. He has also been part of the delivery team on two major projects at the Science Museum in London; as team technical co-ordinator on the Welcome Wing and during Stages E and F for the Queensgate Wellcome Wolfson building, both procured under Design and Build.
Russell has extensive experience in retail-led mixed use regeneration and was part of the team that delivered the £183m Princesshay redevelopment of Exeter City centre for Land Securities. Over the last twenty-five years in practice, Russell has also worked for Greenhill Jenner, Terry Farrell and Partners, Foster Associates and Panter Hudspith Architects.
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