KHR Architecture has hired Hannibal Hink, who will start on August 1 in a newly created position as COO of the architecture firm on Holmen.

"Hannibal has the right experience and personality for our company culture and the skills we need in a COO role, so we are very excited to have him on board," says CEO Lars Kragh. "We have grown rapidly recently and this has increased our need for resource management and leadership. Both to ensure good employee well-being and optimal use of resources to achieve better returns on our projects."

KHR Architecture presented their annual results last week, which showed a solid increase in turnover, but a very modest plus on the bottom line.

Hannibal Hink is an architect from the Royal Academy and a graduate in construction economics. He has many years of experience as a project and personnel manager and has been responsible for contract management and business development in major Danish architectural firms.

"Hannibal has hands-on experience as a project manager on large healthcare and commercial projects, as well as being an experienced personnel manager. This is the right combination to understand the needs of the projects and the skills and drive of the individual employees. Better resource management is of course about ensuring a reasonable case load, but also that each employee gets the opportunity to develop as desired," CEO Lars Kragh elaborates.

"At the same time, with Hannibal we get a COO who understands contract management and can help develop the business both nationally and internationally."

Hannibal Hink joins us most recently from a role as contract and project manager at ERIK Architects and has international experience that fits well with KHR Architecture's international focus.

Hannibal Hink says: "I am very excited to be joining KHR and supporting their growth mission. What particularly appeals to me is the holistic approach to running an architectural business that the partner community brings to the table. There is a tremendous integrity in wanting to create world-class architecture and a great place to work for employees. Of course, the bottom line also needs to be balanced, and my skills in contract and resource management are important tools that I look forward to bringing to bear."

"It is an added bonus that I will be part of a company that also works internationally. Having studied and worked in Barcelona myself for a number of years, I thrive on the dynamism and inspiration that it brings to the whole culture and work of the design office when you get input from different markets - both creatively and from a business perspective."