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Tony Kettle

Design Principal

Tony Kettle is an award-winning British Architect with an impressive portfolio that's revolutionised design thinking for a broad spectrum of landmarks across the globe.

His best known project - the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland - is featured on the £50 note and the British Passport. The Falkirk Wheel is the world's only rotating boat lift, which runs on the same amount of power as boiling just 8 kitchen kettles. It was exhibited in the V&A for the 2012 Olympics and is now a permanent exhibition and popular tourist attraction.

Tony was educated at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland, then spent 25 years working on dynamic projects at RMJM.

He founded Kettle Collective with Colin Bone in 2012, and has since earned a respected reputation as one of the world's best architects. Tony is passionate about understanding how building designs can directly impact and influence our quality of life. He has appeared as a guest speaker at design conferences in Bangkok, St. Petersburg, London and Dubai, as well as at Harvard University in the USA.

Tony Kettle's extensive portfolio includes inspiring landmarks such as the 703m Lakhta 2 in St. Petersburg, Moscow City Evolution Tower, Moscow, and Lakhta Center, the new Gazprom headquarters, which is Europe's tallest tower at 462m. Tony also worked on the Dubai International Convention Centre, the Solar Innovation Centre, and the Stirling Prize Winning Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

As part of his giving-back ethos, Tony is a Patron of Scottish Charity, 'It's Good 2 Give,' for which he designed the Ripple Retreat in the Trossachs National Park in 2017. 'It's Good 2 Give' supports children and their families who are affected by cancer, and the Ripple Retreat provides a place of rest and tranquillity for families who need to spend quality time together away from the stress of childhood cancer.

Teamwork and collaboration are at the heart of Tony Kettle's design philosophy.

As the Design Principal at Kettle Collective, Tony believes that ideas can come from anywhere, so he seeks to bring the very best out of his team's creative thinking at every stage of the process, and actively involves his clients in the creative development of every project he works on.

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