Mark Kelly is a Partner at PLP Architecture and an architect with over sixteen years experience working on a variety of projects in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Middle East. Mark was a Director at KPF London before leaving to join PLP.
Currently, he is a team leader for the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi project at Sowwah Square on Sowwah Island. The scheme has been designed to achieve the highest ESTIDAMA rating and will be one of the most environmentally advanced hotel buildings in the region.
On UK projects, Mark is engaged on PLP’s multi million pound scheme to design the development above the eastern ticket hall at London’s Farringdon Station as part of the area’s Crossrail scheme. In Edinburgh, he is leading the Exchange 2 masterplan that strategically, appropriately, and sensitively develops a prominent site located to the south west of Edinburgh City Centre on the boundary of a World Heritage Site.
While at KPF, he worked on a series of innovative projects. He was Managing Director of the Aerospace City Masterplan in Qatar, a development on a 1,650 hectare site north of Doha that will become an extraordinary city for 70,000 people.
Again while at KPF, Mark served as Project Director of several important London projects. These included The Victoria Transport Interchange – a landmark development that will transform the way people work, live and shop in the heart of Westminster, London. This masterplan won planning consent to comprehensively redevelop 2.5 hectares of land around Victoria Station thereby transforming one of London’s busiest intermodal transport hubs. Another was 20 Gresham Street corporate headquarters project in the City of London, completed in 2008.
He received his Diploma (with distinction) in Architecture at University College of London’s Bartlett School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree from the North London Polytechnic School of Architecture.