Joanne McClelland

Position: Architect
Qualification: MArch - DipArch - BArch(hons) - ARB

Joanne graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005 and was nominated for an RIAS Award for her Diploma in Architecture and Urban Design in 2006. She went on to complete an MA entitled ‘Recycling Urbanism’ in 2007 and received the Dunbar Nasmith Award for Excellence.


During her time in Edinburgh, she pursued a keen interest in conservation, working for Groves Raines Architects on a range of listed buildings. This interest was reflected in her public and urban realm schemes at her subsequent work at Allan Murray and RMJM. On moving to London, she worked in complex comprehensive projects at Foster and Partners in 2010, GRID in 2011 and SDPSA in 2012. She joined Richard Griffiths Architects in 2014 to persue her passion for historic buildings and is currently enjoying working on complex conservation based projects.


Joanne is a Qualified Architect, and although her experience covers a wide range of typologies, she maintains a keen interest in conservation and restoration. She completed the RIBA Conservation course in 2013 and with passion is currently working towards an Msc in Building Technology (Conservation and Management).


As part of Richard Griffiths Architects, Joanne is responsible for successfully managing complex conservation projects for buildings of national significance, which utilizes her design interest and knowledge of the conservation of historic buildings, conversion to alternative uses and preservation of their historic fabric.


Projects include the Quinquennial Inspection, internal and external repairs at Sutton House, a Grade II* National Trust property, the repair and restoration of Keats Grove a Grade II residential property in Hampstead, the conservation and expansion of Toynbee Hall, a Grade II listed Arts and Crafts building used as an educational campus in Whitechapel and acting as consulting conservation architect at Warfield Hall, Bracknell, a Grade II early 19th century country house set in parkland.


Joanne also recently completed the external repair of Christ Church, a Grade II listed church in the Hampstead Conservation Area, in the Borough of Camden. Currently, Joanne is working on the internationally renowned Arts and Crafts Grade I Lupton Hall and Memorial Library at Bedales School. She will also continue with the internal reordering
of Christ Church.


Joanne is an active member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Hackney Design Review Panel and the National Trust.

Joanne McClelland