GLM strengthens management team with return of founding partner Doug Lawson
Gibbon Lawson McKee Limited (GLM), the Edinburgh-based architects, building surveyors, project and construction managers, has revealed that Doug Lawson has returned to the firm that he helped found in 1996.
This follows 14 years in Australia as both a director for Knight Frank’s Queensland office and as regional project management lead for Australia’s largest developer, Stockland, Mr Lawson is joining the management team in the role of director.
A Chartered Building Surveyor and Fellow of the RICS, Mr Lawson brings extensive experience in providing building consultancy and project management services, delivering large-scale mixed-use development projects for a wide array of international corporate entities. In his new role, Doug will be integral to the delivery of GLM’s commercial market strategy and will focus on enhancing service delivery at GLM, using his many years of experience leading teams and managing stakeholder expectations.
Of the strategic appointment, managing director, Ian McKee, said: “It is wonderful to announce the return of Doug to the GLM Team. In Doug we have a long history, trust and alignment of values and interests - the fundamentals for building success, so I am particularly excited by him rejoining the business at a time when opportunities abound. We look forward to expanding our highly valued appraisal, creative and technical design and delivery capability to new sectors where quality and longevity are most valued and Doug’s skills, experience and drive will be key to this expansion.”
Doug Lawson commented: “I’m delighted and privileged to be able to return to a great Team of talented design, delivery and building consultancy professionals at this exciting time in the Company’s continued evolution. My aim is to bring valuable overseas experience and learnings from projects of significant scale in the Higher Education, Health, Landlord & Tenant, Retail, Commercial Office and Residential Development sectors, capitalising on GLM’s strong market presence and heritage, in addition to having Board-level input to its broader future growth plans.”
Mr Lawson will establish a new Perthshire base and join GLM group directors David Gibbon, David Johnson, Gerry Smith and Ian McKee working across the firms three established bases in Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow.