John Orrell

Job Role: Director of DLA Design 

About: John has been with DLA for over 25 years and throughout that time has continually strived to ensure an exceptionally high standard of design is inherent in every project the Practice undertakes. With a genuine passion for creativity and innovation, John's particular field of expertise lies in a sustainable approach to architecture, something he is keen to pass on through his work as a Part Time lecturer to Part II students at Leeds Metropolitan University. This commitment to the enhancement of the architecture profession has led to John taking up the role of Chair of the RIBA Regional Executive where he is also an RIBA Design Award Assessor and member of the National RIBA Large Practice Group. John's wealth of knowledge in the industry and inspirational leadership skills has led to him being involved in a number of award winning schemes with the Group. In addition to promoting design excellence, John is committed to ensuring the future success of the profession by supporting younger members coming into the industry through the Group's bursary scheme.