After saying the rumors were completely unfounded, architect Will Alsop recently once again pulled a 180 and did exactly what the rumors had foretold, specifically that he was leaving the massive Scottish firm RMJM to start his own new practice. Now Building Design has learned a few specifics of the new venture, which he’s launched with his longtime business partner, Scott Lawrie, who has been working with Alsop since their days toiling for Norman Foster. The new company will be called ALL Design and will call South London its home. Here’s a bit more about it from BD:
Up to 15 staff will be transferring across from previous practice Will Alsop at RMJM and will be based in the same Battersea studio which has been Alsop’s home through a number of incarnations. In all, the new firm will have 20 staff.
…“We are very happy to work on anything from a tea spoon to a city, sometimes in collaboration with designers from other fields,” Lawrie added.
The site also reports that Alsop will continue working with his now-former employer on several projects that were ongoing at the time of his exit.