MULTISTORY Guest Lecture
Dr Jan Kattein
6pm 19th March 2015

We are pleased to announce a Multistory guest lecture by:

Dr Jan Kattein // Director // Jan Kattein Architects

Thursday 19th March 2015 // Drinks 5.30pm // Lecture 6pm // Architecture Foyer


Jan Kattein Architects is an award-winning practice based in London, specialising in housing, urban design, town center regeneration and theatre design. Our clients include private individuals, developers, housing associations, local authorities, charities and opera houses.

The practice understands architecture as an interdependent process which emerges from the collaborative exchange between designers, makers and users. Shaping this dialogue is an important part of their work and helps them to deliver projects that are specific, functional, enjoyable and entertaining. Many of their projects are in the public realm, and involve neighbours, building owners, customers, constituents, residents, stakeholders, vendors, officers and religious groups.

The practice was founded by Dr Jan Kattein, a highly qualified designer with 12 years experience working on a range of projects at the intersection between architecture and the city. Before setting up his own studio he worked at Jestico + Whiles and Peter Barber Architects. Jan has extensive experience with public sector projects and fosters a number of long term working relationships with local authorities in London. A lot of the work at JKA depends on stakeholder participation and buy-in. Jan Kattein has 12 years of experience in consulting and engaging stakeholders including residents, trader’s associations, vendors and Councillors.

Jan’s position as a part-time lecturer at UCL and his award winning research into architectural practice helps to ensure that the practice is always at the forefront of innovative technologies, sustainability, new design trends and collaborative working methods. His book The Architecture Chronicle, Diary of an Architectural Practice was published by Ashgate in 2014.


Multistory is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts that seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.