Julia Kashdan-Brown

BSc     BArch     RIBA

Julia has expertise in a wide range and scale of building types, across several sectors, with specific experience in arts-related buildings involving close liaison with artists and local communities.

Previous experience from 1988-2009 was gained at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP (FCBS). Projects completed from this period include an artist studio complex: Persistence Works, and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, both of which were Lottery funded. Other projects included schools work with particular experience on specialist Through Schools, and Housing, from a small scale mixed use scheme in London combining artist studios, community space and residences, to large scale Master-planning.

From 2009 to 2011 Julia co-founded Studio KAH, which continued specific development of collaborative work with artists and architectural projects, from private housing to community and arts -based buildings.

Julia has always been involved in teaching and reviewing at Bath University as a Teaching Fellow, and has for several years tutored the MArch final degree year. She is currently tutoring the the final two years of BSc and the first year of MArch. Julia is also a member of the South-West Design Review Panel (SWDRP).

Julia is always developing her skills as a Printmaker. Her work explores textures and spatial ideas mainly through intaglio and relief callograph prints.

Previous Work

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Visitor Centre & Gallery

New visitor centre and gallery comprising internal exhibition space, coffee bar / restaurant, conference facilities and shop.
Commissioned 02/2000. Completed 06/2002.
Construction value £3.9 million.
Masterplan value £8 million.
2004: Civic Trust Awards
2003: RIBA Awards
2003: RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Awards : Yorkshire Building of the Year : Overall Winner
2003: Building on Quality Awards : UK New Build : Overall Winner

Bennet’s Courtyard
Merton Abbey Mills

Design of a new mixed-use development providing residential units and retail space, creating a sustainable and integrated piece of urban planning.
Commissioned 08/2001.
Completion 07/2004.
Construction value £6.7 million.
2005: Housing Design Awards : Overall Winner
2005: Housing Design Awards : Medium House-builder Winner and Overall Winner

Persistence Works
Sheffield

The UK's first purpose-built fine art and crafts studio complex. Providing a range of facilities with public access for up to 89 fine artists and craftspeople on a highly prominent site in Sheffield's cultural quarter.
Commissioned in 06/1998.
Completion 10/2001.
Construction value £4.3 million.
2002:  RIBA Awards
2002: RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Awards : Yorkshire Building of the Year : Overall Winner
Jeffrey's Road London

Jeffrey's Road
London

Mixed use: 44 1 Bed & 2 Bed apartments, 750m2 studio space, community room, gallery & community gardens & 5 affordable houses.
Commissioned 03/2007.
Construction value £9 million.
Kirkstall Forge Masterplan

Kirkstall Forge
Masterplan

This former industrial site was redeveloped as a new mixed used community comprising of 1200 homes, 126000 sq ft of commercial space, plus associated retail, leisure and community development.
Commissioned in 05/2008.  
Construction value £35 million.
Masterplan value £125 million.

Steiner Academy
Hereford

Feasibility study for the UK’s first Steiner Academy for an all-through school for 316 pupils aged 3-16 years.
Commissioned in 01/2006
Construction value £10 million.
Crown Meadow First and Alvechurch Middle School

Crown Meadow First and
Alvechurch Middle School

PFI Through-School for Worcester County Council, including Alvechurch public library.
Start date 08/2004.
Completion date 03/2008.
Contract value £7.8 Million.
Construction value £10 million.
The Vessel Liverpool

The Vessel
Liverpool

Liverpool Biennial International open competition finalist for a boat station and activity centre in Sefton. Collaboration with light artist Jo Fairfax.
Approximate value £500k.
Commissioned 2009.

Hazeley School
Milton Keynes

Artist/architecture collaboration with glass artist Carole Waller. Workshops exploring the themes of colour, texture, light and film-making. The recording of the process led to a confluence of ideas, glassworks, concrete cast benches and a final film.
Construction cost £45k.
Commissioned 2010.
Completion September 2011.
National Trust Prototype Hub

National Trust
Prototype Hub

Scheme design for a hub building in Plymbridge and prototype development for future outward-bound centres. The concept was to develop a contemporary industrial built-form that could be adapted as a single, double, triple or greater combination. Approximate value £500k.