Joanna Bacon

Jo is Managing Partner of the practice. She trained at the University of Cambridge, Robinson College, where she was tutored by Bob Allies. She joined the practice in 1988 and became a Partner of Allies and Morrison in 2001.

In 1996 Jo held a fractional lectureship at Hong Kong University and worked in Shanghai. Since her return in 1998, Jo has played a key leadership role in a number of significant projects, including leading our team on the Royal Festival Hall and being the partner responsible for BBC Media Village in White City, which won a national BCO award.

Jo has been involved in a number of the practice’s key education projects including the University of Cambridge Sidgwick Site masterplan and the construction of two buildings for the site, the Faculty of English and the Institute of Criminology.

Jo’s more recent focus has been on large commercial schemes as well as hotel development within sensitive contexts. She is currently the project lead, in a BIM environment, of a collaborative team for the 100 Bishopsgate tower, a speculative city tower delivering new public realm and just under a million sqft of new offices including a new building behind a retained facade on St Helen’s Place.

In 2018, Jo was elected as National Councillor to the RIBA Council.