Founded in 2001, Keith Williams Architects is by reputation one of the UK’s leading architectural design practices with a body of work which incorporates a series of exceptional high profile award winning projects for clients in both the private and public sectors. The London based firm works in the UK and internationally across a broad range of projects including cultural, residential, commercial, and city masterplanning, and is a leading specialist designer of museum, gallery, library, civic and performing arts buildings.
Recipient of some 40 major design and construction awards, Keith Williams inter alia was shortlisted for the 2017 RIAI Triennial Gold Medal, has twice been nominated for the Stirling Prize, twice won the BD Public Building Architect of the Year Award, twice recipient of the Chicago Athenaeum Prize as well as having been awarded numerous RIBA, Civic Trust and RIAI awards.
The firm’s work whilst centred chiefly in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, has encompassed design projects in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Switzerland reflecting its founder’s belief that architecture is a truly international pursuit.
Based in the company’s London studio, Keith Williams as founder and director of design, personally initiates and oversees the design of all the firm’s projects, with the support of fellow director, Richard Brown, and key architectural staff. Each new project is developed in close consultation with the firm’s clients, ensuring that our buildings are as closely tailored to client need, and to the highest possible quality that project budgets can provide.
The architectural team places great emphasis on effective project management, co-ordination and cost control and has undertaken projects with values from £1 million to £300+ million.
The firm’s sectors include:
HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL AND MIXED DEVELOPMENT
COMMERCIAL TOWERS : (research project)
CIVIC PROJECTS : Town Halls, Civic Centres, Municipal Offices, Local Government Buildings
CULTURAL & HERITAGE : Arts buildings including Theatres, Conference Centres, Concert Halls, Opera Houses, Museums,
Art Galleries, Libraries.
CITY MASTERPLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN : from MEGA Cities to Site Specific Placemaking
ONE OFF PRIVATE HOUSES + VILLAS
PRODUCT & FURNITURE DESIGN
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN
The firm has been successful in numerous high profile architectural competitions both national and international,
and its work has been published worldwide. The first monograph on the firm’s work “Keith Williams : Architecture of the Specific”
is published by Images Publishing