Kirkwood McCarthy is a London based architecture and design studio established in 2013.
Often working on constrained or otherwise overlooked sites, we create buildings with highly resolved space planning that perform well in plan and section. Consideration to daylight, views and materiality is brought together with features such as light wells, gardens and double height spaces to maximise both the spatial and social experience. These manoeuvres impose a grandeur and quality to our projects that belies their original site; and encourages a joyful interaction between end-user and building.
Emblematic of the Australian/English culture combination of the studio, our designs are underpinned by a forging of social interaction and an engagement with the outdoors by capturing natural daylight, views and ventilation. Our intuitive style balances high performance with a strong undertone of playfulness, making of a highly enjoyable and timeless architecture.
Our architecture seeks to be wholly enjoyable and delightful to its user; accordingly we specialise in the private residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.