Chris Kelly studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art where he shared the Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarsip to continue research towards the Degree of Master of Architecture for a environmentally sustainable masterplan proposals in Hong Kong.


With 10 years post qualification experience with Keppie Design, Ian Springford Architects and NGP Architects  in residential, commercial, leisure, industrial and mixed use developments.


As Associate with Allan Murray Architects he lead the Caltongate team to masterplan a high profile £300m mixed use development within the Unesco World Heritage site of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile which incorporated 5* hotel, office and domestic buildings.

As project architect to construct a private villa in Merchiston off site fabrication and sustainable design techniques were used to achieve near passive house status. This house was shorlisted in the Regional RIBA awards for “Best Building in Scotland”.


International consultancy work has involved Design Management of new town masterplans for housing and infratructure in Tripoli (10,000 units) and Benghazi (20,000 units) of 3/4 bedroom apartments. This incorporated co-ordination of transportation, structures and utilities design at a city scale. Environmental initiniatives to reduce water consumption, recycled grey water for landscape irrigation by using onsite sewerage treatment. Optimisation of road layouts to reduce impact and with focus on building performance including specification of cladding systems suitable for an agressive environment merging Saharah desert with the Meditranean coastline.

CRK architecture was founded in 2010, it is a small Linlithgow based practice specialising in indentifying the client's asset potential then providing value through design, procurement and buildability.


Advice can be offered on projects ranging from residential or commercial alterations, conversions of lofts, barns, steadings, listed and industrial buildings through to low energy new build projects.To benefit from a fast, professional service or simply to discuss capturing your vision with a no obligation consultation



CRK architecture specialises in design and management of domestic, commercial and mixed use projects, offering elegant sustainable solutions


Modern contextual design is sensitively introduced often into significant historic settings


Each project is customised to exact client requirements


A whole life design approach is promoted to benefit not only the building user but also the environment

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Chris Kelly BArch (Hons) MArch RIAS RIBA  Crossview Studios, 3d Union Road, Linlithgow EH49 7DY   M: 07919923214 E:[email protected]