A seasoned global executive, Pease brings 25 years of design and commercial business experience to WATG, with deep expertise across the United Kingdom, United States, and the Middle East.
Pease joined WATG from Atkins North America where he was Head of Architecture and Building Engineering from 2014-2018, during which time he grew the firm’s business by 40% across six offices. Prior to his tenure with Atkins North America, Pease was Head of Architecture for Dubai-based Damac, the largest privately-owned property developer in the Middle East.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Pease has acquired a vast portfolio of work spanning large-scale mixed-use projects along with work in aviation, rail, residential, commercial and public architecture. Notable projects include the Getty Centre in Los Angeles, the Glyndebourne Opera House in the UK, the Navy Museum in Washington D.C., Glasgow College in Scotland, a new terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Trump Golf Course Clubhouse in Dubai.
During his tenure in the United Kingdom, Pease worked for several notable firms including Richard Meier, Michael Hopkins, Stride Treglown Architects and Atkins UK. From 2008-2015, Martin was heavily involved with the British Council for Offices, serving on both national and regional committees. He served as a RIBA judge in 2002 and RIBA Student Gold Medal Judge in 2009/2010. In 2008, Martin was the subject of the Grand Designs television programme as it chartered the course of his own new build modular home in Bristol, “the sugar cube.”