26.06.17 Summer Exhibition

Our work, South Wing Plan Detail, currently hangs pride of place in the Architecture Room of this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.


Image: Large Weston Room, far left.


We are also particularly pleased to be featured in the Exhibition's Illustrated Catalogue.

















Photo © 2017 Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour



12.05.17 Breaking ground

Construction has commenced on our latest building project; a prestigious Grade II* listed property in the Surrey Hills.


Watch this space for more details charting progress.

10.05.17 Royal Academy Summer Show

Kirkwood McLean are excited to hear that we have been selected to exhibit among some very esteemed company in this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.


The show runs from 13th June to 20th August; further details are available at:


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


10.04.17 New Studio Member

We are thrilled to welcome another designer to the practice. Soo-Jin Hwang is a talented Part 3 Architectural Assistant who joined us in April to bolster the team's project running expertise in line with our increasing workload in 2017.

06.01.17 Surrey Hills

One of the most beautiful landscapes in the south of England provides the backdrop to our latest project. Overlooking Box Hill and the Mole Valley in the Surrey Hills AONB, we are about to begin the construction of a new poolhouse building extension to an historic Grade II* country house.

14.12.17 Largest project completed

We are very proud to have recently completed our largest project to date; the restoration of a large Grade-II listed manor house in the country.

10.10.16 New Studio Member

We are pleased to welcome a new member of staff to the studio! Part II Architectural Assistant Elin Parry joins us this month following the completion of her Masters degree at University of Westminster. Given what we know of her past work we are expecting her to make a big impact at KMA.

27.09.16 14th Century

We are honoured to have been commissioned to work on our oldest, and perhaps most special, building to date; a chapel erected in 1387 under the reign of Richard II.


More project details to follow in due course.

21.09.16 New Museum Project

We are currently working on a masterplan and concept design for a museum at one of the most important industrial sites in the UK. All will be revealed as the project takes shape, but suffice to say that we have an opportunity to create something very special.

03.05.16 New ruins, East London

Much rubble-rousing in Hackney as we witness the demolition works of one of our residential projects near Victoria Park.

16.03.16 Restoration Works

Kirkwood McLean are continuing to brave the cold on site in the middle of the English countryside with our Manor House Restoration project. It is a pleasure to be working alongside some of the most expert artisans in the Land bringing the old fabric into its best ever condition.

17.11.15 Sherwood Forest

Kirkwood McLean has completed a feasibility study on behalf of our client RSPB for a new visitor centre for Sherwood Forest. We have proposed a new building and interpretative landscape to offer enhanced public access to the famous woodland home of heroic outlaw, Robin Hood.

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

11.11.15 New Senior Architect

We are proud to welcome a new staff member to the studio this week. Megumi Nagai is a qualified architect with extensive experience in delivering buildings of exceptional quality. She will take a leading role in our construction works, especially our historic restoration projects.

05.10.15 New designer

Kirkwood McLean is delighted to welcome a talented new Part 2 Architect to the office. Ileana Liaskoviti joins KMA following her Masters with Distinction from Oxford Brookes, and with an incredible design flair will no doubt make a wonderful contribution to the design culture of the practice.

18.09.15 Green Park Forest School

We are currently (rather enjoying) developing our Method to immerse ourselves in the perspective of three year olds, as we prepare concept proposals for an early years forest school in Buckinghamshire.

Green Park Forest School

01.07.15 Kenworthy Road

We are relishing the challenges of refurbishing and extending another historic building; this time in Hackney. The project promises to be an essay in craftsmanship with the introduction of several new components to complement the existing Victorian townhouse.

17.04.15 Planning success

Our proposed restoration and extension of a Grade II-listed townhouse in Kensington and Chelsea has just received planning and listed building consent from the Royal Borough. We look forward to seeing the distinguished historic building regain its former grandeur, along with the addition of some beautiful new interventions.

Holland Park Avenue

02.03.15 New premises

We are thrilled at having just moved into our new studio. We're sticking to the beating heart of London, Tin Pan Alley, and can now be found over the road at no7 (Denmark Street).


In due keeping with our increasing custodianship of historic buildings, our new HQ is a grade II listed building built in 1686. Feel free to pay us a visit!

10.02.15 Holland Park Avenue

Our residential development project on Holland Park Avenue has been submitted for planning and listed building consent to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The project comprises a careful internal reorganisation and contemporary rear extension across two storeys of a grand terraced townhouse.

Holland Park Avenue

02.02.15 Memorial Garden on site

Our project for the new memorial garden at John Roan School has commenced construction. Despite chilly temperatures, all the major earth moving activities are largely out of the way and we're now moving on to the finishes. We're already counting the days until Spring when we'll see the garden come to life. Watch this space for further updates.

Memorial Garden

20.07.14 Project Completed

Kirkwood McLean is delighted to have completed the first of our four projects scheduled for construction this year! Small but lovingly formed, this Central London apartment refurbishment at Kingsway Place brought a complete renewal to our Client's home with clever use of space coupled with bespoke furniture and fittings.


Kingsway Place

04.08.14 New designer

Kirkwood McLean is very pleased to welcome a new member of staff to the practice. Peter West, a talented graduate of The Nottingham Institute of Architecture, joins us as an Architectural Assistant, and will no doubt make a big positive impact on our range of current projects and to our studio.

04.03.14 Construction activities

2014 promises to be a busy construction year for Kirkwood McLean with at least four (and counting) projects due to be completed. Aside from John Roan School which will open in October, we already have two residential redevelopment projects currently on site, with another due to start next month.

06.01.14 Arup Teleidoscope

Kirkwood McLean have submitted a proposal for the Arup Summer Installation competition - a 30m high inhabitable teleidoscope! The exhibition runs from 6th to 10th January in Arup's HQ in Fitzroy Street. Watch this space for further updates.

06.01.14 New Walk Museum

A wonderful start to the new year, with news that we have been shortlisted for a strategic and cultural masterplan project for Leicester's New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

04.11.13 New designer

Kirkwood McLean is very pleased to welcome a new member of staff to the practice. Damiano Maurizi joins us as an Architectural Assistant following his recent graduation from Università La Sapienza, Rome. Avere un buon anno, Damiano!

09.10.13 New studio

Kirkwood McLean has relocated to the heart of London's West End. Our new larger studio is located in the historic home of popular music, the British Tin Pan Alley; Denmark Street.

Image by Mierswa Kluska for Berliner Philharmoniker

03.10.13 Kirkwood McLean in the press

The office has been featured in the Architects' Journal's New Practices section. See the AJ Website (subscribers only) or left for full details.

01.10.13 John Roan School on site

We are delighted that the restoration of the Main Hall at The John Roan School has commenced. The listed fabric is subject to a comprehensive refurbishment and will restore the main assembly space to its original glory.


The John Roan School Project