Wayne McKiernan


Wayne McKiernan is a Partner at PLP Architecture. He had worked for 10 years with the PLP partners prior to their founding of the practice in 2009.


Wayne is currently leading the team constructing a new headquarters for a large media client in West London. This building will provide a large flexible workspace for around 3,500 employees along with multiple food, sports and leisure amenities.


He has recently led the design and is overseeing the delivery of the building façade on The Francis Crick Institute, a project that will create a new world class scientific research centre in the heart of Central London’s busiest transport hub.


In the past, Wayne led a challenging but vital project to enable TfL to deliver a stage of its multi million pound Victoria Transport Interchange works, completed in 2013. He worked as Design Coordinator on The Future Centre for Special Needs, a school in Abu Dhabi for 200 students with learning disabilities, completed in 2012.


In his previous position at KPF, Wayne helped manage the Pinnacle Tower project and oversaw the delivery of the basement works. He helped in submitting the Victoria Transport Interchange 2 planning application, still the largest single planning application received by Westminster City Council.


Wayne graduated with a first class degree from Greenwich University, winning an RIBA Chapter Prize. He subsequently achieved a Diploma with distinction at Westminster University, for which he was shortlisted for the CLAWSA Prize.