AHR announces new MD for architecture

After 38 years with AHR, Martin Wright, Managing Director of AHR Architects Ltd, is announcing his retirement from the practice from 30 June 2021.

Martin joined the practice in 1982 and over his career led our Leeds office, our work in the food retail sector and was Chairman for the practice’s Central European Board and as part of the development of this region, was responsible for the opening of the Warsaw office in 2005.

Since becoming Managing Director of the architecture practice in 2014, Martin has driven our company strategy which included the acquisition of residential specialist practice, PCKO in 2016.

Martin has decided that now is the time to handover the stewardship of the architecture practice and Anthony Langan has been voted by the partners into the position of Managing Director, and is picking up the mantle effective from 2nd November 2020.

Martin says,

“I have been fortunate to work with some amazing people along the way, including clients, consultants, suppliers and colleagues. I have had a full career at AHR, with many great moments. I am very proud of our people and our work and take with me many fantastic memories and friends. I leave the business in the hands of Anthony Langan, who I wish all the very best.”

Anthony Langan joined the practice in 1990 and has been instrumental in developing AHR’s extensive education portfolio. Anthony comments,

“I’m looking forward to leading the architectural practice and building on Martin’s hard work and I would like to personally thank Martin for all he has given and everything he has achieved at AHR.”

”We are amid a pandemic which is accelerating change throughout architecture and construction. Firstly, I would like to thank all the staff for their exceptional work during this time, the experience has affirmed our confidence in AHR’s teams, processes and technology.”

“I am exceptionally proud of the practice and enthusiastic about our future. I do anticipate another challenging 12 months ahead, but also believe we will progress and continue our evolution to ensure we are able to seize upon the opportunities and exceed our clients’ and our own expectations.”