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South Lediken Studios, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6SH, call 01464 851 621

Meet the Team

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The ak|a staff are a young vibrant team who are all passionate about design. The team currently consists of 5 fully qualified architects,

3D Graphic Designer and architectural assistant. The designers are supported by the Practice Manager and administration team.

Annie Kenyon

Annie Kenyon

Principal Architect

Annie set up ak|a in 2006 after working in practices in London and Edinburgh. Bringing together her passion for design and her desire to create a team of like minded people, she has developed the practice into a unique workplace that is proud of its reputation for quality designs. Leading the ak|a team, Annie enjoys being involved in all aspects of the business and projects.

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Allison Joy Strathdee

Allison Joy Strathdee

Senior Associate

Allison studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. Upon graduating she joined ak|a, where she qualified, attracted by the company’s approach to design and love for historic buildings. She has worked on a variety of projects within the studio. She was promoted to Senior Associate in 2014.

Paul McWilliams

Paul McWilliams

Senior Architect

Paul studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and Edinburgh College of Art. He qualified with Simpson and Brown Architects in Edinburgh, where his favourite project was the restoration of a 16th century townhouse in Kirkcaldy. As Senior Architect with ak|a Paul has worked on a wide variety of conservation and new build projects, developing a particular interest in timber architecture.

Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson

Architect

Craig joined ak|a as an Architectural Assistant in 2014, Craig has recently completed his professional exams and is now a qualified Architect. Previous work experience includes involvement in large scale leisure, commercial and residential projects.

Jill Davidson

Jill Davidson

Practice Manager

After finishing her secondary education at Meldrum Academy, Jill worked within a large Business Enterprise organisation operating across the North East of Scotland for 7 years before joining ak|a as Practice Manager in September 2015. Jill’s duties include administration, accounting and assisting Annie and the team in various areas of the business.

Nick McLean

Nick McLean

Graphic Designer

Nick started his career in Edinburgh at RMJM Scotland Ltd in 2000. Qualifying 2004 and decided then to pursue a career in 3D Visualisation. He has worked on projects of national and international status throughout his career gaining a great wealth of experience. He joined ak|a in 2015 to facilitate a growing need for visualisations and graphic design.