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Triple hire for leading architectural firm

Midlands-based architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has expanded its team with a trio of new appointments.

The firm, which is currently involved on a number of high-profile projects across the region, including the joint Nottinghamshire Fire and Police Headquarters at Sherwood Lodge, has welcomed Kevin Cahill as a senior architect and architectural technicians Ghazaleh Hajijafari and Sandeep Sian to its Derby headquarters.

Kevin brings with him more than 32 years of architectural experience, including a vast amount of design skill across a range of project types. In his new role, Kevin’s main responsibilities will include acting as project architect on an array of schemes, such as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new leisure centre and offices in Bingham, Nottinghamshire – due to start on site in summer next year.

Kevin said: “The variety of work that YMD Boon is involved in is what attracted me to the company and I’m very pleased to join their Derby team. I’m looking forward to implementing my skills by working on a number of high-profile projects that will shape and enhance communities.”

Ghazaleh, who has previously worked at two Iranian architectural practices before joining YMD Boon, has a wealth of experience as an architectural assistant, Revit technician and façade designer. As an architectural technician at the firm, Ghazaleh will be responsible for Revit 3D modelling and presentations across a variety of projects and sectors.

Ghazaleh said: “YMD Boon has a great reputation and a well-known company culture within the industry, which feels like a great fit for my expertise and experience.”

Sandeep, who also joins as an architectural technician, is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and has prior technical experience to bring to the YMD Boon team.

Sandeep said: “The breadth of work involved in this role is what attracted me here – YMD Boon is a multi-disciplinary consultancy with a strong reputation in the Midlands and I’m thrilled to have the chance to gain valuable experience here.”

Shari Setayesh, director at YMD Boon, commented: “We’re so pleased to welcome Kevin, Ghazaleh and Sandeep – their appointments are a result of our organic growth across our Derby, Lincoln and Nottingham offices this year, and we are continually reinforcing our team with talented and skilled individuals.”

Midlands-based YMD Boon has offices in Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham and Leicestershire and provides a range of services including architecture, building surveying and project management for varying residential, commercial, educational, conservation and industrial projects nationwide.

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