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After 15 years working for building contractors in UK, Middle East, Hong Kong and the Falkland Islands Nick co-founded Schumann Smith in 1986, which quickly developed into a leading specialist provider of specification and design management services to architects. Following a merger with Davis Langdon & Everest in 2000 Nick became a full Equity Partner and went on to head up the firm’s full Consultancy offer in the Middle East between 2008 and 2012 during which time he was also a member of the region’s three man leadership team and Head of Saudi Arabia.
Having built the world’s largest specification consultancy and developed innovative methods for the implementation of new design management techniques Nick is considered to be one of the world’s leading authorities in his field writing, lecturing and providing advice to many industry leaders.
Nick’s experience crosses multiple sectors and geographical boundaries having lived and worked in London, Qatar, Dubai, Hong Kong and Iraq helping with the successful delivery of projects in all five continents.
In January 2013 Mark established Schumann Consult Ltd after leaving his position as a Director of Davis Langdon, in December 2012.
Mark joined Davis Langdon in 2000 after graduating with a First in Project Management (Construction). Having worked through the ranks of Davis Langdon Schumann Smith as an I.T. Specialist, Specification Consultant and a Design Project Manager, his Davis Langdon career culminated in becoming a Director in 2011, managing the Specification Consulting and Design Management service across the Middle East.
Mark has lived and worked in London, New York, Oslo, Moscow and Dubai working as part of multidiscipline design teams and some of the world’s leading Architectural firms. Mark’s contribution to the successful delivery of design services on a number of high profile and complex projects has been significant, especially when operating in overseas markets with multinational teams.
In 2009 Mark became Head of Design Management and Specification Consultancy services for Davis Langdon in the Middle East and successfully built a reputation for excellence and innovative solutions.
Will joined Schumann Consult in February 2014 and heads up our Australian business. He is a registered architect of NSW and had worked within various architectural practices for over 10 years before joining a large multi-national firm in 2006. Will was the ANZ director-in-charge of specification services and design management, where he managed Australia’s largest specification consultancy service. Will started his own firm late 2013.
Will’s project experience ranges across multiple sectors and geographical boundaries. He has an approachable nature and strives to become an integral member of the design team to ensure best results.
Meena joined Schumann Consult in May 2014 as an Associate Director after spending eight years working for Davis Langdon. Meena is responsible for leading Specifications and Design Management Consultancy services on projects for multi-disciplinary consultants across the Middle East.
Her primary focus is to provide Clients with management systems and Specifications tailored to meet specific project and design requirements, delivering inspirational techniques while taking into account overall project goals, as well as design aspirations.