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MCK Associates are a leading and award winning architectural design consultancy

Working across the UK with national house builders and individual developers, mck have been at the forefront of modern urban design since 1991. We undertake to maximise any site’s potential without compromising space, style or profitability. Our work encompasses all spheres of architectural design from residential to commercial and leisure development projects.

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As a commercially aware practice, mck understands that it must work with our clients to not only provide high quality architecture and developments, but also deliver projects to the required budgets, constraints and programmes, tailored to identify and meet the client’s aspirations.

Our experienced team offer a full service, from planning the initial concept to detailed designs and technical drawings. We can also act as a key consultant managing the planning and construction process on your behalf.

Increasingly we’re working on exciting environmental and sustainable developments taking the opportunity to use local materials and resources in creative ways.

For us, each project is more than just an architectural brief delivered on time and budget. It’s about designing for our future – creating fantastic spaces to live, work or simply be.

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THE TEAM

ANDREW KIRKHAM

Having worked for various national house builders from 1972 onwards, most notably Whelmar Homes, Andrew joined Briarcroft Architects in 1984 as a team leader.

In 1986 he was appointed to the board and became Managing Director in 1988. At this time Briarcroft had a staff of over forty personnel with offices in Chorley and Leeds. Andrew formed MCK with Peter Miller in 1991.

As MCK’s Managing Director, today Andrew’s role encompasses and oversees all aspects of the companies involvement and output.

PETER MILLER

Peter began his career at Cassidy and Ashton in 1978 and joined Briarcroft Architects in 1983, in his role as a Team Leader he was responsible for the design output for a number of national developers, most notably Bryant Homes.

Through Peter MCK have maintained this company as a client through all their management and company changes from Bryant Homes to Taylor Woodrow and finally Taylor Wimpey.

This makes them the longest standing client for MCK of 23 years. As MCK’s Design Director, today Peter’s role involves overseeing all aspects of the companies design and creative output.

MATT KING

Having previously worked for architectural practices and regional developers, Matt joined MCK in 2006 with 10 years design and town planning experience.

As a Design Associate he lends a depth of experience to MCK’s creative design output with a strong involvement in large scale master planning, site layout & building design

STEPHEN KAY

Stephen is a Chartered Building Surveyor who previously worked for the University of Central Lancashire in the Estates Department He joined MCK in 2000 and has the responsibility for all the technical output generated from the office.

This includes the production of construction drawings, detailed design, specifications and tender information, through to supervision on site Stephen has extensive experience in the residential, commercial and educational sectors, as well as extensive experience in dealing with sensitive conversion and restoration works to listed buildings

GUY HOUGHTON

Guy has been with MCK for over 13 years following 4 years previous experience in land surveying and civil engineering.

Guy is responsible in the main for producing mck’s CAD based site layouts and also has responsibility for the company’s IT Management. Guy was made an Associate Director in 2004.

PAUL STEPHENSON

Paul is a Chartered Architect, with over 30 years experience in Private Architectural Practice in and around the Preston area, but also working nationally for a number of major Clients

He has also been fortunate enough to spend 5 years working in industry for a major construction company, The Eric Wright Group and this he feels gives him a unique understanding of the design process from both sides of the industry Paul is registered with the Architects Registration Board, and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects

MARTIN RICHARDSON

Having worked for various regional developers and design companies since 1976 Martin joined MCK in 2001.

As Office Manager he uses his experience in a multi-functional clerical based role that includes client liaison, procurement, organisation and co-ordination responsibilities.

JAMES WRIGHT

James joined MCK in 2015 after studying Architectural Technology at the University of Central Lancashire.

After studying in the construction industry James wishes to expand on his knowledge base and learn the required skills to become a valuable Architectural Technologist.

CHRIS THOMAS

Chris joined MCK in 2015 after completing his two years in his Masters in Architecture at the University of Central Lancashire.

Following on from three years  of undergraduate study at Sheffield Hallam University, and has now become a member of MCK Associates.

By taking the position of architectural assistant,  Chris hopes to achieve enough experience in order to complete part 3 of his degree and therefore become a fully qualified Architect.

AMELIA CHASEY

Amelia joined MCK in 2016 after finishing her degree in Architectural Technology at the University of Central Lancashire.

Amelia hopes to gain the experience and knowledge to become a Chartered Architectural Technologist, and splits her time between design and technical support.

ELLIOT CLEGG

Elliot joined MCK in 2016 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology at UCLAN.

He wishes to continue learning about the Housing Industry and work towards a career in Housing Development.

HALIM RAHMAN

Halim joined MCK in 2016 after completing a 3 year diploma in Architecture at Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University in Malaysia.

He then continued his studies at Liverpool John Moores University for two years studying Ba(Hons) Architecture. Halim moved to Preston to join MCK and specialises in 3D graphics and computer animations. He plans to settle down in England, gaining as much experience as possible.

ALICIA MCCORMACK

Alicia joined MCK in 2016, after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture.

Alicia is hoping to gain experience at MCK, as an architectural assistant, before continuing her studies enroute to becoming  a fully qualified Architect.

 

BECKY EVANS

Becky joined MCK in 2013, soon after completing her GCSE’s. At the age of 16, she was given the great opportunity of working alongside the team whilst learning and being involved in work practices as an apprentice.

After completing her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction at Preston College, she now has moved on to study for her Part 1 degree in Architecture at the University of Central Lancashire. While continuing to both study and work, Becky continues to offer support to the design team at MCK and develop her skills and knowledge in the Art of Architecture.

AARON FROGGATT

Returned to MCK in 2016 after working voluntary in 2013/14.

The voluntary work prepared Aaron for his Architectural Technology course at UCLAN Preston, which he hopes to complete in 2017. His aim is to now extend his knowledge in both technical and aesthetic design, within both domestic and commercial fields.  He hopes to be gaining more experience on CAD software to produce 2D drawings and 3D models to help him build a portfolio over the years to eventually achieve Chartership.

Aaron’s current role at MCK is supporting the Technical Team.

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