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Curious Design and Architecture boss says 'business as usual'


By The Drum Team | Editorial

September 17, 2009 | 3 min read

Douglas McConville, managing director of Curious Design & Architecture which was formerly a part of the Curious Group, has clarified the status of the agency following the news of Curious Digital’s impending closure.

It was reported yesterday that Curious Digital was nearing administration following the resignation of most of it staff to form a new digital agency called Bourne.

It is believed that three members of the Curious Digital team remained with around 30 resigning to form Bourne.

While it is still unclear as to whether the company has entered into the administration process, it has since taken down its web presence.

McConville said of the status of Curious Design and Architecture (CDA), which is understood to have broken away as a company in its own right less than two months ago, that it was unaffected by recent news.

“By all accounts Dan Kersh and Lawrence Craig seemed to be building a very successful digital agency with a truly global client base. It’s a shame that they have had such a public fall out. We wish them both the best. Curious Design and Architecture is a wholly separate entity and for us, it is, as it always has been, very much business as usual.”

It is also understood that Jo Blake, director of Curious Group left the business as a result of the break up of the group several weeks ago, while Stephen Burns, co-founder of the design and architecture business, remains as a director of CDA.

Stephen Halpin, who founded Curious Oranj alongside Burns - which merged with Coltas in 2006 to become the Curious Group - left the business last year to begin his own agency - Merchant Soul.

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