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Multi Story Thinking

Mar 2, 2021

Ken is an architect and senior partner of London based design studio Mackay and Partners.  The studio creates buildings, interiors, and products and collaborates widely with designers and developers across the globe, working in the sectors of hotels, high-end residential, corporate headquarters, refurbishment and master planning.

I talked to Ken via Zoom in early 2021.

In this episode, we discover the inspirations for Ken’s holistic approach to design.  How mixing with other students helps develop an understanding of materials and processes.

The importance of getting to know your client’s perspective and developing good relationships with planners and the role St John restaurant played in the career path of Scottish designers.


How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer

Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.

Thanks to

Dave Clarke from @iamthehow ( for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.

Kay Hanson ( for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth

Mark Frith ( for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.

I’d really like to hear your feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.



Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.