Award-winning international practice Broadway Malyan has announced the appointment of Philip Heaton as Director of Public Realm.
The designer of St Paul’s Cathedral polled almost half (40%) of the national vote. The eighteenth century architect was joined in the top five by Habitat’s Terence Conran in fourth place, and Apple chief designer Jonathan Ive in fifth.
Commissioned to mark 250 years of Greenall’s Great British Spirit, the study also highlighted the greatest British sportsman, band, prime minister, songwriter, adventurer, writer and fashion designer to build a picture of the people who have left the biggest impressions on British history.
“Design is always a hotly-debated topic,” Greenall’s spokeswoman Christina Brown said, “but Wren’s appeal is universal. St Paul’s is a design masterpiece and the amount of the vote he won is testament to that appeal.
“It is interesting that Jonathan Ive made it into the top five designers, though. Apple products like the iPhone, iPad and iPod are clearly the successes they are because of the way they look and feel as much as for what they do.”
Wren, Conran and Ive were joined in the top five by Charles Rennie MacIntosh – the man behind Glasgow’s Hill House – in second place and Norman Foster – who designed the Canary Wharf underground station – in third.