Kilburn Nightingale Architects, London Office, Buildings Projects, English Design Studio

Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Contemporary English Architectural Practice, London Design Office, England, UK

Kilburn Nightingale Architects Contact Details

Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Address: Kilburn Nightingale Architects, 26 Harrison Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 8JW

tel. +44 (0) 207 812 1102
fax. +44 (0) 207 278 3912


About us

Architect studio based in London

Kilburn Nightingale Architects is an award-winning practice with an international reputation for good design. Established in 1986 (as Cullum and Nightingale Architects), we have developed a close-knit professional team with experience across a wide range of projects both in Britain and abroad.

We have a flexible, open approach to design and believe in establishing a dialogue with our clients in order to produce good buildings which respond to their needs.

Our work ranges from small to large scale – we enjoy the challenge of new projects and unfamiliar territory.

We design buildings that are sustainable, durable and flexible and which give enjoyment to their users. We firmly believe in the capacity of architecture to improve peoples’ lives.

Kilburn Nightingale Architects Experience

• masterplans and the development of estate strategies
• eco-sensitive and environmentally sustainable buildings
• educational buildings
• libraries, galleries, museums and cultural buildings
• theatres and performance spaces
• hotels and restaurants
• residential buildings and houses for private clients
• embassies and public institutions
• commercial, industrial and office buildings
• restoration and extension of listed and historic buildings
• interior and furniture design

Architecture Awards

British High Commission, Kampala, Uganda
• RIBA International Award
• British Expertise ‘Consultancy Project of the Year’ Award 2008/9

Guludo Eco-Resort, Mozambique
• BCCB British International Expertise Award

Studio for an Artist, Dulwich, London
• CivicTrust Commendation

New Showroom for Warr’s Harley-Davidson, King’s Road, London
• London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Commendation for Design Excellence

House in Chichester
• City of Culture Architectural Conservation Award

In addition, our new library building for the Central School of Speech and Drama in North London has been recognised by CABE/English Heritage as a successful model for modern building in an historic context.

Kilburn Nightingale Architects – Projects

British High Commission, Kampala, Uganda
British High Commission Kampala by Kilburn Nightingale Architects
photograph : Adrian Hobbs
British High Commission Kampala

Architecture Practice Staff Information


Richard Nightingale – Director
MA (Cantab) Dip Arch FRSA RIBA

Prior to co-founding Kilburn Nightingale Architects in 1985 (formerly Cullum and Nightingale Architects), Richard Nightingale worked in various offices around the world, including four years at Colin St. John Wilson working on the new British Library.

With Ben Kilburn, Richard has led a design course in sustainability for postgraduate architecture students at the University of Bath. Previously, he has been visiting tutor and critic at Cambridge University, the Architectural Association, the Welsh School of Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Richard Nightingale is currently appointed as Consulting Architect to the University of Essex.

Ben Kilburn – Director
MA (Cantab) Dip Arch RIBA

Ben Kilburn has worked in London and New York on a wide range of projects. Ben is currently Project Director for the New Library project at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Between 1996 and 2000, he was studio tutor at Cambridge University leading a variety of large scale and challenging programmes based in London, the Czech Republic and New York.

Carolyn Steel – Director
MA (Cantab) Dip Arch RIBA

Since qualifying from Cambridge University in 1984, Carolyn has combined practice with teaching, writing and research. She joined the practice in 1989, since when she has completed several buildings for the Central School of Speech and Drama. Her academic work has focused on the everyday lives of cities, and her lecture series ‘Food and the City’ is an established part of the architectural degree at Cambridge University. Her book ‘Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives’, won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction.

Location: 26 Harrison Street, London, WC1H 8JW, England, UK

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