Keith Williams (architect)

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Keith Williams
Born 21 April 1958 (1958-04-21) (age 59)
Nationality British
Occupation Architect

Keith Williams (born 21 April 1958)[1] is a British architect and urban designer. He is the founder and director of design at Keith Williams Architects in London.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Williams was educated at Kingston Grammar School before studying architecture at Kingston and then Greenwich Schools of Architecture. He was elected to the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1983, co-founded Pawson Williams Architects in 1987, and in January 2001 established Keith Williams Architects operating as the firm's director of design. He was elected to the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 2005, became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2007 and a member of the National Design Review Panel for the Commission of Architecture and the Built Environment (now Design Council CABE) in 2009.[3] In 2011, he was elected to the National Awards Panel of the Civic Trust[4] becoming the panel's chair in 2015. In 2016 he became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.[5]

Williams has won 40 awards for architecture and design. The first monograph on the firm's work Keith Williams: Architecture of the Specific, was published by Images Publishing Group, Mulgrave, Australia in December 2009.

Principal works[edit]

  • 2016- Clare County Library, Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland[6]
  • 2015- Lloydminster Science and Cultural Centre, Alberta, Canada[7]
  • 2013-2014 Performing Arts Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2012- A New Mega City for 10 million people, Zulfurikabad, Pakistan
  • 2009-2011 Strategic Masterplan, Fairfield Halls Redevelopment, Croydon, England
  • 2007-2015 Residential Tower, Black Prince Road,London
  • 2007-2012 The Novium: Chichester District Museum, Chichester, England
  • 2007-2011 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, England
  • 2005-2012 Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland
  • 2005–2008 Wexford Opera House, Ireland
  • 2004–2010 Clones Library & County HQ, Ireland[8]
  • 2001–2006 The Long House, London, England[9]
  • 2001–2005 Unicorn Theatre, London, England
  • 2001–2004 Athlone Civic Centre, Athlone, Ireland[10]

Selected prizes for completed work[edit]

  • 2014 Civic Trust Award for the Luan Gallery, Athlone, RIBA National Award for the Novium Museum Chichester[11]
  • 2013 Civic Trust Award and Civic Trust Michael Middleton Special Award both for the Novium Museum Chichester, Civic Trust Award for the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, RIAI Best Cultural Building Award,
  • 2012 RIBA Downland Award
  • 2010 AIA Award, Quadrennial Award for Practical Design Excellence, Soc. of Theatre Consultants, LAMA NAtional Impact Award
  • 2009 RIBA Award, RIAI Award: Best Cultural Building for Wexford Opera House
  • 2008 RIBA Award, BD Public Building Architect of the Year Award, Chicago Athenaeum Prize, OPUS Architecture & Construction Award, Copper in Architecture Award,
  • 2007 RIAI Award, USITT Award
  • 2006 RIBA Award, RIAI Award, BD Public Building Architect of the Year Award, Chicago Athenaeum Prize,
  • 2005 RIBA European Award, RIAI Award: Best Sustainable Building Award, OPUS Architecture & Construction Award, Irish Concrete Society Award
  • 2004 Richmond Society Award: Gold Medallion


  1. ^ "Books:Keith Williams: Architecture of the Specific". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Keith Williams Architects". Keith Williams Architects. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Lewisham Council. Retrieved 13 Feb 2015
  4. ^ Retrieved 13 Feb 2015
  5. ^ "RIBA Fellow Membership". Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Consultants appointed to design County Library". Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  7. ^ "Lloydminster Cultural + Science Centre". 29 Sep 2014. 
  8. ^ "Library Headquarters and Branch Library, Clones, Ireland, by Keith Williams Architects". Architects Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  9. ^ "The Long House by Keith Williams Architects". Architects Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  10. ^ "Athlone Civic Centre Building, Ireland - e-architect". e-architect. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  11. ^ "RIBA Awards: The Novium". Royal Institute of British Architects. 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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