Mission Statement:

Joseph Kemish Architects Ltd. has worked across various market sectors:
Residential - new build and extension of all scales (including barn conversions), Public, Commercial, Light Industrial and Education.

All projects small and large are given full attention with a realistic programme set at the outset.  The Practice has 2D drafting and 3D computer modelling facilities, this coupled with physical models facilitates the detailed investigation of design solutions.

Enthusiasm for Architecture, Urbanism, the Built Environment and Low Energy design principles are applied to all projects to suit the Clients aspirations and budget.  It is the Practice's belief that good design and low energy principles can be applied cost effectively to all projects.



Joseph Kemish is a graduate of both Newcastle University and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.  He has over 10 years of experience working in Scotland, England and France.

Joseph formed Joseph Kemish Architects Ltd. in 2010 opening the office in Southwell.

Prior to setting up Joseph Kemish Architects Ltd. he gathered a wide range of experience through work with the NHS, MOD, Private Developers, Private Clients, Housing Associations, Universities, and Schools.

Joseph has an ongoing Tutoring commitment with The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

Whilst working at Marsh Grochowski LLP. in Nottingham as an Associate he helped develop the sustainable expertise within the office working on a variety of low energy projects including:

  • 38 Unit Code 4 housing scheme in the Meadows, Nottingham.
  • A 120 Unit Code 5 family housing scheme in Wollaton, Nottingham.
  • A 1930’s test house for the University of Nottingham and E.On, developed to study the energy savings which can be achieved by changes to the existing building fabric.
  • A Code 6 Passivhaus modular house with Nottingham University, which was the 2010 UK entry to the international student competition, held in Madrid.
  • Retrofit for the future reducing the carbon footprint of existing housing stock with Leicester Housing Association.
  • A new low energy Village Hall in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire.
  • A new low energy Scout, Guide and Community Hall in Whitwell.

Joseph also worked with Historic Buildings:

  • Developing the award winning Icon Office building within The Wellington Circus Conservation Area in Nottingham.
  • Completing a feasibility study for The Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham.
  • Creating an extension to Grim’s Dyke Hotel, a Grade 2 listed building by Norman Shaw in Harrow.


Services & Awards

All services can be provided including: Feasibility, Planning, Building Regulations drawings, producing a full set of Tender documentation and following the building on site.  Any or all of these services can be provided at an appropriate level which will be agreed for each project at the outset.

Domestic, Commercial & Public.
New build and Extensions.
Building regulations.
Full Architectural service.
Low energy Architecture.


Whilst working at Marsh Grochowski Architects LLP,  The Icon Building, 14 Oxford Street, Nottingham won:

The Lord Mayor’s Awards for Urban Design 2009: - The Icon.
RIBA East Midlands Regional Award 2008: - The Icon.
RIBA East Midlands Regional Environmental Initiative Award 2008: - The Icon.
Nottingham Evening Post Commercial Property Award 2007: - Finalist - The Icon.


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