Leading international theatre consultancy, Theatreplan has strengthened its growing team with its three most recent appointments. Architect and theatre planner, Anniek Wasser, broadcast and AV consultant, Joel Hauxwell, and architect and BIM expert Carlos González Martín, all joined the team within the last few months.
Anniek is an experienced architect and theatre planner and arrives at Theatreplan after ten years at AEDAS Arts Team (formerly RHWL Arts Team). She has a broad range of experience working on performance spaces including, the Victoria Palace Theatre; Watford Colosseum; Queens Theatre, London and the Music Hall at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Wasser also worked on the regeneration of Tara Theatre, where she first collaborated with Theatreplan. She said: “I felt the results of the collaboration at Tara Theatre were inspirational. I am excited at the prospect of bringing an architect’s perspective to more of Theatreplan’s projects.” In her new role, Anniek will focus on theatre planning, auditorium and seating design, and interior design schemes.
Newly appointed consultant, Joel arrives at Theatreplan with a comprehensive background in broadcasting studios and systems installations. Whilst working as installation design manager for audiovisual contractor, Hawthorn, Joel worked alongside Theatreplan on the delivery of the theatre at London’s Channing School, and the refurbishment of the Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre. Hauxwell began his career as a Transmission Controller for Christian Channel Europe, later moving to Total Audio Solutions where he was a Systems Manager, delivering installations for TV studios. His own company, Bigin.tv, supplied bespoke hardware and systems to the broadcast industry, and also set up new studios for News UK. He said, “I am keen to bring a broadcasting perspective to live venues, helping theatre managements build-in sustainable options for the future. I’ll also be focusing on helping them prepare for rapid, on-going developments in technology.”
Carlos is a qualified architect, with a wide range of experience in Spain. Carlos completed his MSc in BIM Management, at the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville at the end of 2018, joining Theatreplan, immediately afterwards. Based within the BIM department, he is involved in architectural design and providing solutions for, and managing shared models, within the BIM workflow. He has had an abiding interest in public, and particularly cultural, buildings. House
A growing portfolio of projects worldwide has triggered the company’s most recent investment in staffing. The newcomers’ skills and experience will complement those of the existing team, adding strength and depth to the London office, and allowing the company to offer the broadest range of services to the sector.
Director, Roger Fox said, “These recent appointments add significantly to Theatreplan’s knowledge base allowing us offer an even more comprehensive service to our worldwide clients.”