Kate McGechan




Kate is an Associate Architect and Inclusive Design Consultant at Haverstock. She has led a series of award-winning education, housing, and community projects. In 2021 was awarded the RIBA South East Architect of the Year Award for her work on Linden Farm. Kate was the project architect of Linden Farm, a supported living setting for young adults with autism in Surrey. The design provides residents with an exemplar home environment, whilst enabling the assistance of supported living care. The project won the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design and received an honourable mention in UIA’s Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards.

She is a member of LLDC’s Built Environment Access Panel (BEAP).  The BEAP is made up of disabled people and experts on inclusive design, which supports the Development Corporation to ensure the highest inclusive design standards are met in and around the Olympic Park in East London. Kate also sits on the Harlow’s quality review panel (QRP).   Kate is passionate about how architects can and should be actively involved in addressing issues of access and inclusion in the built environment. She is the chair of London region of the Access Association and has gained NRAC (Access) Consultant accreditation.

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