New Associate, Moritz Spellenberg joins Llewelyn Davies
Moritz is joining Llewelyn Davies as an Associate, following an eight-week mini-sabbatical, mostly spent on the shores of the Mediterranean with his family.
He was attracted to join LD’s team due to its reputation and long history as a leading healthcare and master planning firm. He is intending to utilise his own 15-year experience in healthcare and hospital design to further strengthen the skills of the team.
Some of Moritz’s recent key projects include one of the largest intensive care units in the UK and Europe, an Emergency Care Unit, Operating Theatres and Helipad, some of which were award-winning. He has been involved in all stages of healthcare design, from concept through to clinical planning and construction and his projects tend to include a mix of traditional health planning and innovation, inspired by international best practice.
Originally trained in Stuttgart, Germany, his work has taken him across several countries in Europe, including Spain and Austria, and carries a wealth intercontinental experience to draw from. He believes that any project has great potential for innovation, and he retains an optimistic view of the social component of healthcare.
“I am very excited about the future prospect in driving healthcare forward nationally and internationally, with recognition of the legacy of Llewelyn Davies. Part of my role is to bring in energy and enthusiasm; connecting the history of the firm towards a progressive future.”
He feels we need to urgently respond to a growing crisis in the healthcare system, with advances in the medical technology resulting in a growing elderly population putting extreme pressures on hospital capacity. Moritz also identifies a flaw in the way the system currently assigns priority to the spectrum of treatment.
“If someone is very ill, you are well looked after in world-class facilities, however at the lower end, the community care aspect, is often overlooked.”
He sees a future in broadening the reaches of healthcare by integrating it into the planning and design of cities and communities recognising both ends of the spectrum of healthcare.
Outside his time spent on Architecture and looking after his two children, Moritz enjoys playing the guitar, and through his Spanish wife, he’s developed a passion for Mediterranean cooking and secretly dreams of opening a tapas bar in Muswell Hill one day.