Kevin McCloud

Architecture champion
Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud is best known for the internationally acclaimed series Grand Designs, which has been running on Britain’s Channel 4 for 15 years. It is now shown around the world, and the accompanying magazine and Grand Designs Live exhibitions reach an ever bigger audience each year. In 2015, Grand Designs was awarded the BAFTA for Best Feature.

He has presented three series of Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4), which has seen him visiting cutting edge new homes across the country all in the running for the prestigious RIBA House of the Year award, to discover what it takes to be crowned the winner.

Kevin also broadcasts extensively about design and architecture, including regular coverage of the pre-eminent UK architectural competition The Stirling Prize. He has written several books and many more articles and champions sustainable development, context, the historic environment and ecological construction. He believes that the best architecture relates to where it is, as much as who it is for.

Kevin is an Honorary Fellow of both RIBA and the Society of Light and Lighting, and a fellow of WWF and a recalcitrant patron of a handful of organisations. His two ambitions remain to entertain and to make the built environment better – and consequently ‘make people feel better’. He was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to architecture.

Kevin is available hosting and speaking engagements.

 

Kevin McCloud