"Since Sally joined the PLH family three years ago, she has worked energetically and systematically to grow our portfolio of industrial and utility projects. She has succeeded so emphatically that today we are involved in as many as 10 waterworks projects for Hofor and Novafos, among others. This shows how fantastically professional and deeply committed she is in her approach to her work and that with her, PLH has a sure hand at the helm as we build on the great success we have experienced over the past year."
Sally Rudgaard Jessen takes over from Kirsten Herup Søvang, who has now joined the circle of partners. The new studio leader is particularly looking forward to strengthening the holistic, humanistic design approach that has become a PLH trademark:
"Modern construction is becoming increasingly complex. That's why our clients need to know that we're always at the cutting edge of knowledge, looking at issues from all angles and bringing every skillset found in the studio into play, ensuring we consistently come up with the right solutions. This approach is one PLH is widely recognized for and one that I will do my utmost to strengthen and build upon."
With this position, Sally Rudgaard Jessen will be responsible for the day-to-day management, staffing and operations of an architectural firm that is undergoing rapid development. During 2021, PLH's staff has grown by 27% to 112 people and in the last financial year (2020), profits increased by DKK 538,000 to DKK 12,977,000.
Sally Rudgaard Jessen is a trained architect MDB from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. She also holds a degree in Construction Economics MDB and has worked for a number of large studios before joining PLH Architects in 2019. She will continue her work on utility projects and waterworks alongside her new position as Studio Manager.