Kirkwood McLean Architects is a London Based Architectural practice formed in 2012. The practice works on a combination of new build, contemporary projects as well as the renovation and reimagination of existing, historically sensitive buildings. Our approach is to create innovative and engaging spaces with an emphasis on technology, craftsmanship and quality.  



John McLean 

BA (hons) Dip Arch (UCL) ARB RIBA


John studied Architecture at the Bartlett and qualified as an Architect in 2004. Prior to starting Kirkwood McLean in 2012 John worked at Foreign Office Architects and Allford Hall Monaghan Architects during which time he worked on the Stirling Prize winning Burntwood School Project. 


Johns recent experience is in Private High-End Residential schemes and Cultural Buildings. His work often involves interventions within historically and culturally sensitive buildings and sites, this has developed a strong understanding of the skills needed to deliver schemes which have complicated design, regulatory and construction requirements.   


John has been a visiting critic at Central St Martins (UAL) and his work was recently exhibited as part of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.