John Kirkby

Divisional Director

As a Divisional Director I hold a key role in the Education studio to lead teams in the design of Primary school projects as well as Higher Education projects.

I have over 40 years’ experience in Architecture which includes seven years of working in South Africa. Since joining Stride Treglown in 1988 and joining the Education Team in 2008, I have broad experience in wide variety of project types,

Highlights include Sainsbury’s superstore in Exeter that set a new record in build time, Gatwick Airport lounge for Virgin Atlantic, leading major branch refurbishment roll outs for Barclays. More recently the completion of the Department of Media and Communications Building for Goldsmith University of London and the Chancellors Building for University of Bath.

Further highlights are all the primary schools that I delivered over the past 10 years, each projects having its own set of challenges and rewards to creating great learning environments for young children.

Architecture is a fascinating and rewarding profession and I particularly enjoy creating and managing projects, regardless of the size and scale. I pride myself in delivering buildings that meet client’s aspirations, financial budgets and are enjoyed by end users.

In my spare time I am a keen cyclist with a fascination for the bikes themselves and riding over the highest mountains I can find.