We are delighted to welcome three young new members to our design team in Edinburgh; Lewis, Ekaterina and Jack.

The trio began at Kettle Collective in mid June and have jumped into their roles head first. Tony Kettle, Design Principal at Kettle Collective, was impressed with Lewis and Ekaterina’s degree show work when they met at the 2015 Degree Show at Edinburgh Collage of Art.

One of a series of bathhouses in Mumbai, designed by Lewis Kelly
One of a series of bathhouses in Mumbai, designed by Lewis Kelly

“The bathhouse was designed to treat and desalinate polluted tidal water to provide bathing amenities for the local off-grid slum communities of the city’s east coast, who have minimal access to clean water for drinking or cleaning due to both scarcity and hierarchical management by the Mumbai government. With rituals of bathing being of great importance in India, the bathhouses aim to restore this cultural right to accessing clean water in the city, through mechanical and low-cost architectures on Mumbai’s estuarial coast.” Lewis Kelly

Lewis has recently graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Edinburgh Collage of Art. His experience, thus far in his career, has focused on high-end commercial projects and sustainable design both overseas and in the UK working for both small and international firms. He joined Kettle Collective as an Architectural Assistant and will be working on a variety of projects in the Middle East, complimenting the existing team with his creative ideas, knowledge in sustainable design and eye for 3D rendering.

Roofscape Route designed by Ekaterina Shirkina
Roofscape Route designed by Ekaterina Shirkina

Ekaterina is also a Masters graduate from Edinburgh Collage of Art where her project experience includes public realm, cultural, commercial and housing architecture with a focus on design for older people. For her final year, Ekaterina was awarded The Somner Macdonald Architect Prize for Small Moves/Big Impacts, which she adds to her long list of prizes and achievements. Ekaterina has joined Kettle Collective as an Architectural Assistant and will be working on a range of projects including a series of public buildings in Saudi Arabia. She compliments the team with her Russian experience and skills in commercial, residential and educational buildings.

Architectural model of a dance studio inspired by the form of a dancer, by Jack Young
Architectural model of a dance studio inspired by the form of a dancer, by Jack Young

The third new addition to the team is Jack, a first year Architecture student at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture. Jack has joined Kettle Collective as an intern over the summer and will be aiding the team with his skills in technical drawing and model making.

See above for some previous work from the new recruits and let us know what you think on twitter using the hash tag #KCtalent

For a look at more detailed CV’s from the collective, please visit our team page.


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