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KEO appoints new managing director for its allied practice InSite

KEO International Consultants has announced the appointment of Chris Fannin as managing director of InSite, its allied practice for master planning, urban design and landscape architecture.

According to the firm, Fannin is an urban designer, master planning and landscape architecture veteran and an acclaimed practitioner with a career that spans over 25 years. He takes on a key influential role by also joining KEO’s Executive Leadership Board, actively participating in setting direction and developing strategic plans for the business.

Fannin was previously senior vice president and global director of planning at HOK, as well as member of HOK’s board of directors and the management board. Throughout his career, he has led a wide-ranging number of urban design, master planning and landscape architecture projects across the globe. He has also been a practicing professional and an educator with teaching positions at leading universities in the field of planning and  landscape architecture as well as being an active contributor to worldwide industry events.

In his role as MD of InSite, he will be responsible for running the entire practice and looking at the business strategy for InSite to ensure both business growth and excellence in planning and design of sustainable environments.  He will be implementing international best practice and applying his client-centric approach, while overseeing project delivery to the highest standards.

Commenting on his appointment, Fannin said, “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to join KEO, a firm that I have admired and have had the professional opportunity to collaborate with on a number of important projects throughout the Middle East.  The firm’s commitment to its markets, being over 50 years in operation, has deeply informed its development into a recognised practice of depth, knowledge and interdisciplinary skill.

“From this legacy has emerged InSite, which has already achieved success in the region. I look forward to leveraging the talent within InSite and the KEO family of disciplines to moulding an even more successful, grounded and dynamic design practice that brings the optimal sustainable solutions to our clients, communities and the environment.”