When we set up in business, we wanted to do things differently

 

We never presume to know our clients’ priorities better than they do, every project is individual with differing requirements and bespoke ways of working. We are unashamedly idealistic and we believe in the power of good design to affect people’s well-being in a positive way.

Phil Kavanagh

Phil Kavanagh

Director

RIBA

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Phil Kavanagh is a Joint Director and one of the founding members of KKE Architects. Phil is an RIBA architect and has over 20 years of architectural experience, including high profile projects such as the residences of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, architect John Pawson and American lifestyle celebrity Martha Stewart, and has worked alongside the company’s other director for many years now.

Jorge Eguiguren

Jorge Eguiguren

Director

Universidad de Chile

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Chilean-born Jorge Eguiguren is a joint Director and one of the founding members of KKE Architects. Jorge came to work in the UK 25 years ago, having first taken an architectural degree at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Jorge is the practice leader in the field of sustainable and environmentally friendly knowledge and technologies.  He ensures that sustainable and Passivhaus principles are applied wherever possible/appropriate to projects, whilst maintaining a fabric first approach.

 

 

 Emily Kippen

Emily Kippen

Associate

RIBA

 

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Emily qualified as an Architect through the RIBA Northwest in 2010, having studied for her Undergraduate degree at Leeds Metropolitan University and her Masters at the University of Sheffield. She joined KKE in April 2013 as a Project Architect. Emily is interested in helping people make the spaces that they need, and has taken a lead role on both Hospice redevelopment projects as well as some of our heritage schemes.

Lorin Arnold

Lorin Arnold

Associate

RIBA
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Lorin is an RIBA qualified architect having taken his BA Hons at Newcastle University School of Architecture and his Post Graduate Diploma in architecture and Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Practice at Westminster University’s School of Architecture. Lorin joined KKE Architects in September 2012 and as well as project specific work, has helped lead the use of sustainable building methods and materials within the office.

Joseph Procter-Nicholls

Joseph Procter-Nicholls

Project Architect

RIBA
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Joseph joined KKE in 2008 following his undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham. He returned to education in September 2011, this time at Birmingham City University where he sucessfully completed his Masters course before rejoining KKE in July 2013. Joseph has since completed his Postgraduate diploma in Architectural practice and is now an RIBA qualified architect.
Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings

Senior Architectural Technician

BA Interior Architecture, HNC Building Studies
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Andrew is a design lead Architectural Technician who first studied Interior Architecture at Cardiff School of Art & Design. He then reinforced his technical knowledge by gaining a HNC in Building Studies, which he studied for part-time while working in a local practice. Andrew joined KKE in April 2013 and has taken a lead role in the delivery of a new Art & Design faculty for Worcester College of Technology and projects for the University of Worcester.

Kyle Fowler

Kyle Fowler

Graduate Architectural Technologist

BSc (Hons)  ACIAT

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Kyle is a Graduate Architectural Technologist having completed his BSc Hons at the University of Wolverhampton School of Technology. Kyle is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. Kyle joined KKE Architects in 2007 for 14 months whilst carrying out a year in industry, and on completion of his final year at university rejoined KKE in May 2009.
Will Randall

Will Randall

Senior Architectural Technician

ACIAT, HND Architecture and Construction

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Will is a Design Architectural Technician who first studied Architecture at Worcester College of Technology gaining a HND in Architecture and Construction. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and has an interest in the development of low carbon traditional timber construction. Will joined KKE in March 2013.
Helen Washbourne

Helen Washbourne

Project Architect

RIBA

 

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Helen is an RIBA qualified architect having gained her Undergraduate degree in International Architecture at the University of Huddersfield and Masters in Architecture at Birmingham City University. Helen has significant experience in BIM software and processes, in particular reference to healthcare projects. Helen joined KKE Architects in July 2016.

Byron Chan

Byron Chan

Architectural Assistant Part I

Ba(Hons)

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Byron is a Part 1 Architectural Assistant with a BA after studying architecture at the University of Sheffield. Byron is assisting with the technical design on various projects, developing his construction expertise. Byron has a particular interest in lighting design, whether that be through daylight or light technologies. Byron is currently taking his year out placement at KKE Architects, having started in June 2016.
Kerry Ward

Kerry Ward

Office Manager

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Kerry is our office manager and joined KKE in September 2015. With 19 years experience in office environments she is responsible for facilitating the efficient functioning of our office on a day to day basis.

Vincent Kirk

Vincent Kirk

Consultant

RIBA
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Vincent Kirk is one of the Founding Members of KKE. In November 2015 he moved into the role of Consultant for KKE. Vincent is an RIBA Architect, who studied at Huddersfield and London’s South Bank Universities. Vincent is also a specialist in planning law and related areas, including listed buildings, sensitive sites and conservation areas. Over the years, Vincent has accrued expertise in applying for funding and government grants and has worked successfully with clients on over 30 funding applications.

 

Olivia Kirk

Olivia Kirk

Consultant

Dip Hort 

 

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Olivia Kirk is one of the Founding Members of KKE. In November 2015 she moved into the role of Consultant for KKE. Olivia is our landscape and garden designer, working both unilaterally on landscaping and garden projects and as part of a combined KKE Architects team. Olivia studied garden design and horticulture at Pershore College. She has exhibited three times at the Chelsea Flower Show, in conjunction with KKE, winning a Gold Medal in 2011 for her ‘Power of Nature’ garden and a Silver Gilt Medal in 2010 & 2014.

 

Chica

Chica

Office Dog
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Another important member of the team is our office dog Chica, she has no previous history in architecture but offers moral support and chews the furniture along the way.