Woods Bagot has announced its largest ever group of new and elevated shareholders, recognizing its growing success in North America and around the world. Carsten Voecker and Patrick Daly, both based in San Francisco, were elevated to the Woods Bagot’s Global Board of Directors. Christopher Blackadder was named a principal in Woods Bagot’s New York studio.
Patrick Daly has been instrumental in the growth of Woods Bagot’s North America region as well as the company’s heightened presence in Asia. An award-winning architect whose experience includes cultural, civic and commercial projects, he is currently leading the design of mixed-use developments in California, Hawaii, China and Indonesia.
Carsten Voecker brings global perspective to his growing portfolio of projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and North America. A specialist in the integrated design and delivery of complex design concepts, Carsten’s experience spans large mixed-use developments to highly detail-oriented retail projects across Europe, China and North America.
Christopher Blackadder began and has successfully grown Woods Bagot’s interiors practice in North America, expanding the firm’s commitment to global clients such as Deloitte, Westfield, Qantas and Hakkasan. Additionally, new clients such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Diageo, Austrade, DFS and the New York Athletic Club has strengthened the firm’s workplace and lifestyle sectors.
In addition to Patrick, Carsten and Christopher, another seventeen leaders across Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America were promoted.
Global Managing Director Ross Donaldson said: “Any strong business must demonstrate its capacity for continual renewal of its leadership team, and the appointment and advancement of these talented professionals reflects this strategy. The immense amount of expertise that we have at our disposal across our global studio only highlights the strength of our practice,” Ross continued.
About Woods Bagot
Woods Bagot is a global design and consulting firm, with a team of over 700 people working across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. The firm’s unique ‘One Global Studio’ philosophy drives unprecedented knowledge sharing and true collaboration across time zones, producing innovative, inspired and functional design solutions.
Underpinning Woods Bagot’s knowledge culture is Public, the firm’s research arm, created in collaboration with leading thinkers and academics. Specializing in four key sectors – Lifestyle, Workplace, Sport and Education, Science and Health – Woods Bagot’s diverse portfolio of high-profile projects spans more than 140 years, a legacy of design excellence. The firm’s diverse portfolio of high-profile projects includes: 1 William Street [Brisbane] Sunshine Beijing CBD [Beijing], 100 Bishopsgate [London], St Regis Beach Resort [Abu Dhabi], Shijiazhuang Exhibition and Convention Centre [China], Perth International Airport [Perth] and Delhi One [Noida, India]