Global design studio Buchan has promoted both Emma Ridings and Nicola Palmer to the role of principal.

“It is great to recognise the hard work and exceptional results achieved by both Emma and Nicola in their respective studios and for the wider business,” says Buchan CEO Andries Meyer.

“Emma’s contribution to the leadership of the Gold Coast studio alongside Managing Principal, Brett Saville has been invaluable, and we are excited to see her continued influence on the studio’s design culture”.

“Nicola’s impact on the Auckland studio is similarly impressive, with her extensive experience in masterplanning and retail making her widely respected by her clients and industry peers,” says Meyer.

The promotions bring Buchan’s Principal numbers to 33 across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.