About Us

MKA was formed at the end of 2015 by Paul Miller and Michael Kendrick. Our aim was to explore different ways of working in architecture and to research new methods of construction.

We are interested in collaborating with like-minded designers to test new forms of efficient, low-cost and sustainable methods of construction. We like simple, low-tech architecture and believe that an understanding of the process of building is integral to the success of a project.

Paul Miller
BA(Hons) / B(Arch) / MA(Dist) / ARB Reg.

Before moving to London, Paul worked in Manchester and Birmingham for small and medium scale design-led practices. He has a background in landscape architecture and urbanism, and a wealth of experience in arts and education projects.

During his time at Glenn Howells Architects he delivered school projects under the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme, and worked for a number of years with the National Film and Television School. He was also the project lead for the award-winning Welcome Building at the Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, completed in 2014.

Michael Kendrick
BA(Hons) / BArch(Dist) / ARB Reg. / RIBA

Michael has worked for a number of design-led practices based in Manchester, Birmingham and Sydney, prior to establishing MKA in 2015. He has a background in sustainable design and considerable experience of project delivery, having led a number of prestigious projects from the feasibility stages through to completion on site.

Previous projects completed as Project Lead for Glenn Howells Architects include the new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire (winner of the RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year award 2017), the refurbishment and extension of the Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club in Birmingham, and the refurbishment and remodelling of two Grade II listed Theatres in Chesterfield.