Welcome to timber specialist Kelly Harrison

November 2020
Whitby Wood is very pleased to announce that Kelly Harrison has joined the team, as an associate director. She is a timber design and sustainable structures specialist, highly experienced in adaptation and retro-fit work.

Kelly Harrison

Bringing Kelly into the practice strengthens our capability in the design of timber and hybrid structures. Her background includes the leadership of project delivery teams for complex refurbishments, adaptations and extensions that re-use and develop existing structures — definite pluses in terms of sustainability. Recent projects include potentially the largest glulam and CLT frame building in the country — Old Gramophone Works (Studio RHE), in which a three-storey factory is being enlarged to a six-storey commercial space.

An ambassador for the industry, Kelly is actively engaged in its community, promoting engineering in schools, lecturing on timber as part of CPD/CPE programmes, contributing to judging panels, writing articles and endorsing sustainability initiatives. She sits on the editorial advisory committee of the BCSA’s magazine, New Steel Construction, and is a Board Member of TRADA.

Whitby Wood director Sebastian Wood: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Kelly to the practice. Her leadership, skillset and depth of experience in refurbishment and timber projects enhance our growing capability in low carbon structural design.”

Kelly is joining the Whitby Wood management team.

Kelly Harrison

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