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HLW Appoints New Design Principal to London Office

HLW is pleased to announce the latest addition to its growing London team, Francesca Gernone as Design Principal. Gernone comes to HLW with a strong background in base building repositioning and impactful interiors work. Leveraging over two decades of industry experience across both architecture and design, Gernone’s award-winning academic and professional achievements uniquely qualify her to lead HLW’s dynamic London studio as the firm continues to evolve.

“I have long admired HLW expansive project portfolio, and I am thrilled to join a collaborative and creative team that speaks a similar design language to my own,” says Gernone. “I look forward to bringing innovative interior design and architectural solutions to the firm’s various range of high-impact projects –– pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the built environment.”

“Francesca joins HLW London at an exciting time, as we continue to take on larger, more innovative projects in the European market,” says Bronte Turner, Managing Director at HLW’s London Office.  “Francesca’s impressive experience and dedication to furthering design innovation makes her a powerful addition to our growing team. We look forward to strengthening our firm’s architectural practice under her leadership.”

One of the top five large design practices in London, HLW has an impressive roster of large-scale projects including Capital One’s London and Nottingham offices, Willis Towers Watson, One Docklands, and’s headquarters in Amsterdam. The London office is active throughout Great Britain, as well as in Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and Tel Aviv.