Rio are delighted to announce the recent promotions within the company. We continue to invest in our team who are our most prized asset and firmly believe that promotion from within is key to growing a sustainable and quality focused business.  

Consistent with our philosophy, we are very pleased to announce the following promotions within our talented studio:

David Whitter has been promoted to Senior Architect. David is leading our project for Unite Students in Leeds, where we are working closely with RG Group to deliver a major city centre project in a prominent location adjacent to the Leeds Indoor Arena. The project is a 976 bed student accommodation scheme, comprising two towers, one at twenty seven storeys and the other at seventeen storeys.

David commented:

"I am elated about the promotion and the opportunity to continue my professional growth in tandem with the increasing success of the studio.  Rio’s ethos regarding promotion from within is encouraging for myself and the entire team!  Here’s to continuing to exceed expectations through high quality architecture; process and product."

Kemal Gundogdu has been promoted to Senior Architectural Technologist. Kemal continues to be a key part of our delivery team, driving forward our BIM delivery processes whilst maintaining technical excellence in our output.

Kemal commented:

"The career advancement at the Rio has been wonderful for me since I joined the team. With the guidance and support from my colleagues, I've been able to take the right steps and focus on projects needed to learn the skills for the position. I am thrilled that I’m being promoted into the Senior role and I look forward to being able to share my knowledge and skills, create a valuable intangible asset in an official capacity."

Daryl Jones has been promoted to Senior Architectural Technologist. Daryl has played a leading technical role across a number of high profile local residential and educational projects, gaining excellent on site and tender delivery of technical packages experience along the way. 

Daryl Commented:

"Working at Rio I have gained a vast amount of experience whilst developing my skills working in different sectors both local to Cardiff and further afield. It is fantastic to be rewarded for my progress whilst working on high quality design led projects alongside a great team."

Lauren Clarke has been promoted to Senior Interior Designer. Lauren continues to play a leading role in our growing Rio's Interiors team, and was involved in the successful delivery of our award winning Bridge Street Exchange Project. She is pivotal in the continuous high quality of our interiors output, always leading by example. 

Lauren commented:

"In my fourth year at Rio, I am delighted to have been promoted to Senior Interior Designer. 2019 has been a good year for Rio and I am looking forward to playing a part in helping realise Rio Interiors as a future market leader."

David, Kemal, Daryl and Lauren's growth within the practice and their continually improving contribution to projects and professional approach is helping us to exceed our clients expectations, a significant contributor to repeat work and in attracting key new clients. We wish them every success in their new roles, and in continuing to play a vital part in the progression of the practice.