Marc Edmonson Named Science + Technology Development Principal for United Kingdom

(May 23, 2013) - Marc Edmonson, RIBA, AIA, LEED AP, has been named the science + technology development principal for HDR Architecture's practice in the United Kingdom. In this new role, Marc will be responsible for building client relationships and business opportunities with academic, government and corporate organizations throughout the UK, and promoting HDR's expertise across the full spectrum of science + technology building types.

Marc joined HDR in 2008 as the project manager for the highly acclaimed Roslin Institute Building at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The 152,000-square-foot building includes laboratory and office space devoted to tackling some of the most pressing issues in animal health and welfare, including implications for human health. Since then, he has acted as project director for numerous projects at the Pirbright Institute in Woking, UK, including a new biocontainment laboratory complex dedicated to researching some of the most devastating viruses affecting human and animal health.

Reflecting on Marc's expertise in the science + technology industries, Roger Stewart, director of international development at HDR Architecture, says, "Marc has worked with some of the most respected research institutes in the UK, and has quickly become a recognized expert in the design of biocontainment and vivaria facilities. This new role takes what he's already been doing for years—fostering client relationships and delivering world-class buildings—to a grander scale. I look forward to his continued contributions to our clients and projects."

Prior to joining HDR, Marc accrued a wealth of experience in architectural design, construction delivery and project management having worked in the education, healthcare, process engineering and commercial fit-out sectors.

Marc has his master's degree in architecture from the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK.