Ken Faulkner ARB RIBA

Position

Director

Education

Professional Practice (RIBA Part 3),
South Bank University
Master of Architecture,
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Science in Architecture,
University of Michigan College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Ken Faulkner ARB RIBA

Ken has more than 20 years of experience working on projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, across a broad range of scales, from KPF’s signature commercial towers to the sensitive refurbishment of historic buildings. Ken has particular expertise in detailing and executing projects from an early stage. His work is informed by a strong belief that attention to detail from a project’s inception is critical to ensuring its ultimate realisation. This approach is central to Ken’s role as Quality Management Director, which involves managing the quality assurance process within KPF and liaising with staff across all levels to ensure the consistent integrity of the firm’s output.

Most recently, Ken has been involved in the design and management of One Crown Place, a vibrant mixed use development aimed at London’s thriving tech sector. The scheme recently achieved planning consent and will feature two small towers, integrated sensitively within a block of historic buildings on the boundary between the City of London and Shoreditch. Nearby on Appold Street, Ken has worked on a slim mixed-use tower that will act as an elegant local marker in views from Liverpool Street. Across the city, he has been involved in the Earls Court Masterplan, which will transform the West London neighbourhood into four revitalised “villages”, complete with a newly activated high street.

Ken has also led the design team as Project Manager for a prestigious new financial headquarters building in the City of London, and worked on a 15-storey office building within the major Southbank Place redevelopment. His completed projects include 2 Kingdom Street, where Ken delivered over 48,000 square meters of premier, highly flexible office space in Paddington Central. Additionally, he served as Project Manager through construction (stages E-F) for a 1,000,000 square foot office tower on Bishopsgate in the City of London.

Internationally, Ken has worked on major projects in the Middle East and Asia. He was responsible for the overall team and consultant coordination through the construction documents phase of the Midfield Terminal Complex at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which dominates a key position in the global race for fast-expanding luxury air travel. In Kuwait, he acted as Project Manager for KIPCO Tower; an elegant mixed use development that references the surrounding landscape to create a dynamic destination at the heart of Kuwait City.

Ken is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he has served as an invited juror for thesis reviews. His architectural experience has been shaped by his commitment to fostering young talent. He has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and has acted as a Visiting Critic at the University of Michigan. A registered architect with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, Ken is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the British Council for Offices (BCO).