Paul McAneary Architects
6 Flitcroft Street,
Phone +44 20 72 400 500
Fax +44 20 72 406 808
The British Architect Paul McAneary was born in Northern Ireland in 1973 and commenced his architectural education at the Oxford School of Architecture. His first architectural position was under his former tutor Nigel Cowell.
Whilst studying for his degree he won the Alan Barnes Travelling Scholarship, which enabled him to take his practical training year in Hong Kong. The fast track environment of Hong Kong facilitated his rapid development; he was appointed project architect on a wide variety of projects for the notable architect Mike Tonkin. Paul then moved to Japan and was employed by the leading Japanese Architect Shin Takamatsu and completed several published projects.
Following his international experience, he completed in London his training at the Architectural Association, under a series of prominent architects including Ben van Berkel, Kevin Rhowbothan and David Green. He completed his professional studies at the AA, where he attained the highest level of architectural registration becoming a RIBA Chartered Architect. He later went on to become the Honorary Secretary of the AA Council. In the following years Paul was self-employed completing a range of architectural projects in the UK, including office, stage set, residential, and club bar design.
His next position was with the acclaimed minimalist John Pawson, the media famed ‘father of minimalism’. There he completed a number of high profile national and international projects prior to establishing Harwood McAneary Ltd with the Australian architect Robert Harwood.
In 2007 Paul established Paul McAneary Architects Ltd in Kingly Street, in the heart of Soho. In 2010 they moved to their own designed studio on the edge of Soho in Covent Garden.
Paul McAneary Architects Ltd is a medium-sized British architectural practice, founded in 2007. Based in the heart of London, they are a team of international architects who excel in groundbreaking design and research, creating functional and timeless architecture. Their design process is driven by sensitivity to the given context and deep understanding of the project’s brief rather than by a predetermined style.
Inspired by the minimal modernist architectural tradition, Paul McAneary Architects promote a new spatial narrative where the least number of lines and details, the pureness of forms and the use of warm natural materials create peaceful sustainable, solid architectural spaces.
They are involved in a wide range of projects at different scales including bespoke interior design pieces, furniture design, high-end residential, commercial and cultural. The projects are all across the UK but mostly in Central London consisting of refurbishment, extension and new-builds. Their project sizes range from small fit-outs to multimillion pound buildings, with their largest built project budget to date being £12M. They are enthusiastic about natural materials and they are constantly developing finishing techniques which evolve in tandem with the new architectural forms and tectonics.
Their policy for treating each project individually and creating unique features establishes strong working relationships with their clients, contractors and suppliers. Paul McAneary Architects are committed to delivering the best value, practical solutions, and design excellence with a high level of professionalism and dedication.
Winner of ‘BD Dyson Airblade Washroom Competition 2010’.
Tex-Tonic Penthouses, London
Backpacker Hotel, London
‘Living Space Design of the Year’, The Design Awards 2010
Long-listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award 2010
Short-Listed for the structural category of the Wood Awards 2011
Don’t Move, Improve! at the NLA, London, 17 Dec 2010 - 26 Feb 2011
Love, Hate Doing Lecture, Belfast 2006
Love, Hate Doing Lecture, ICA, London 2007
Paul McAneary Architects Lecture, Istanbul Turkey 2011