We are proud to announce that Kay-Leigh Van Wijk, from our interior design team, has successfully been nominated onto the Mix Interiors 30 under 30 class of 2021.

The list celebrates rising stars of the architectural and interior design community who are under the age of 30 and the winners are officially announced in the Mix Interiors magazine.

The nomination text reads:

“Following the completion of her degree in 2014, Kay-Leigh joined HLM’s South Africa studio, and later worked in our Dubai and Cardiff studios before settling in the re-designed London studio at the start of 2020.

“Kay-Leigh’s design skills focus on storytelling and concept development, combined with a sound knowledge of technical delivery across a wide range of sectors.

“Over the last 18 months, Kay-Leigh has delivered the interior scheme for Al-Karama, the UAE’s first SEN educational building for the Priory Group. Kay-Leigh worked on the scheme from concept to completion, developing a building typography that was new to the region. The success of the scheme was recognised by winning a Gulf Cooperation Council Regional Award at the Middle East Economic Digest Project Awards. This was a very special award in the form of the Editors Award for Contribution to Community.

“Kay-Leigh has recently been key in delivering the interiors for Wokingham’s ‘Carnival Pool’ project – a multi-use centre featuring two swimming pools (a six-lane 25m pool and teaching pool with moveable depth floor and splash pad); a larger fitness suite and specialist group cycling studio; large studios; a four-court sports hall, which can convert into a 400-seat performance venue; a spa, a health and wellbeing centre; larger café and library.”

It adds: “Her optimistic and hardworking attitude is infectious – clients and colleagues alike love her big personality, and she is a key member of HLM’s interior architecture team.”

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