Michael Pelken is an architect by profession and has previously worked for Foster + Partners and Laing O’Rourke, as well as for various academic organisations.
He will be combining his work at Keltbray with his responsibilities as a partner of London based P+ Studio, a visiting professor at a couple of Chinese universities and an instructor at Cambridge University.
“To help future proof our business and deliver our goals for growth, it is key to keep abreast of future trends and be at the cutting edge of these,” said Keltbray chief executive Brendan Kerr. “We believe Michael is well placed to build on our innovation achievements to date and identify and drive future research opportunities to ensure we keep evolving as a business.”
Mr Pelken said: “I am passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and very much look forward to working with Keltbray to ensure we maximise our opportunities for future growth and development through research and innovation, and by ensuring we develop a creative culture, where innovative ideas are valued, nurtured and implemented to facilitate change for the better.”