Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud is best known for the internationally acclaimed series grand designs which have been running on channel 4 for 20 years. It is now shown around the world and the accompanying magazine and grand designs live exhibitions reach an even bigger audience each year. In 2015, grand designs were awarded the Bafta for best feature.

Kevin's other TV work includes two series of Man Made Home, Kevin's Supersized Salvage and Kevin McCloud's Escape To The Wild (Channel 4). He wrote and presented his four-hour Grand Tour of Europe and spent two and a half weeks in the slums of Mumbai for Channel 4's 2010 India season.

He has presented two series of Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4), which has seen him visiting cutting edge new homes across the country all in the running for the prestigious RIBA House of the Year award, to discover what it takes to be crowned the winner.

Kevin also broadcasts extensively about design and architecture, including regular coverage of the pre-eminent UK architectural competition The Stirling Prize. He has written several books and many more articles and champions sustainable development, context, the historic environment and ecological construction. He believes that the best architecture relates to where it is, as much as who it is for.

Kevin studied History of Art and Architecture at Cambridge, is an Honorary Fellow of both the RIBA and the Society of Light and Lighting, a fellow of WWF and a recalcitrant patron of a handful of organisations. His two ambitions remain to entertain and to make the built environment better - and consequently 'make people feel better'.

He was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to architecture.

Sessions
  • 11:00

    04-May-2019

    Meet the Grand Designers

  • 12:00

    07-May-2019

    Self Build has Never Been so Easy

  • 16:00

    07-May-2019

    Leading Advice from Kevin McCloud

  • 11:00

    09-May-2019

    Meet the Grand Designers

  • 15:00

    09-May-2019

    Kevin McCloud in Conversation with Housing Minister Kit Malthouse

  • 11:00

    11-May-2019

    Meet the Grand Designers

  • 14:00

    11-May-2019

    Behind the scenes of Grand Designs