David Kohn Architects is a London-based practice established in 2007, working internationally on arts, education and residential projects.

Excellence in design is pursued through collaborating closely with our clients, consultant teams, contractors and end users. Innovation is cultivated through office-based and academic research into carbon reduction, reuse and the cultural contexts of each project.

David Kohn Architects is currently delivering major projects for New College Oxford, developer Lendlease, Stephen Friedman Gallery and the Province of Limburg, Belgium. Past projects include the Red House, the Design District, the V&A Photography Centre, A Room for London in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner, and an award-winning restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Notable international competition wins include the new Smithfield market halls for Birmingham City and Lendlease (2020), an apartment building in Berlin for developer Euroboden (2018) and a new architecture faculty for the University of Hasselt in Belgium (2018).

David Kohn Architects has built a reputation for the quality of its design, winning the Manser Medal, RIBA House of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Architect of the Year, RIBA, D&AD, Design Museum Designs of the Year, New London and Condé Nast awards. The practice was nominated for the Iakov Chernikov Award recognising ‘young masters of contemporary architecture for the best architectural concepts.’


Arcola Theatre
Austin Newport Group
Barbican Art Gallery
Baylight Properties
Birmingham City Council
Change Performing Arts
Design Museum
FACT Liverpool
Greater London Authority
Knight Dragon
Lake Estates
Living Architecture
LB Harrow
LB Hounslow
LB Lewisham
LB Newham
New College, Oxford
Raven Row
Royal Academy of Arts
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Stuart Shave Modern Art
The Architecture Foundation
Thomas Dane Gallery
Wellcome Collection
Whitechapel Gallery


Alan Baxter & Associates
Daisy Froud
Exploration Architecture

Fiona Banner
Fraser Muggeridge
Giles Deacon
HRW Engineers
Jackson Coles

James Goggin
Jonathan Cook
Mark El-Khatib
Max Fordham LLP

Momentum Engineering
Peter Kapos
Price & Myers
REM Projects Ltd
Rory Crichton

Silvia Ullmayer
Simon Fujiwara
Skelly & Couch
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan