Darren Kent is an Associate Director leading DeSimone’s façade practice in the United Kingdom. A chartered engineer with 27 years of experience in the façade industry, Darren has a broad range of knowledge and expertise relevant to the many disciplines involved with the design, sourcing, fabrication, testing, construction, and operation of façade systems.
Mr. Kent has been responsible for custom-designed façades at all stages of the project cycle. He has particular proficiency with respect to aluminum curtain walling technology, bespoke steel and glass structures, high-rise buildings, blast engineered resilience, and façade systems used for solving geometrically complex building envelopes. Prior to his experience in façade consulting, he spent 15 years working directly for façade contractors and fabricators based in central Europe.
Darren has represented the Society of Façade Engineering on external committees relating to the fire safety of façades. He has co-authored technical papers and has contributed to the development of new standards and façade industry guidance.