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Kevin McCloud MBE is best known for presenting the internationally acclaimed series Grand Design.
Through campaigns such as the Great British Refurb and his regular columns for Grand Designs Magazine and national newspapers Kevin McCloud now champions sustainable development, context, the historic environment and ecological construction.
Kevin McCloud's TV work includes two series of Man Made Home, Kevin's Supersized Salvage and Kevin McCloud's Escape To The Wild (Channel 4). He wrote and presented his four-hour Grand Tour of Europe and spent two and a half weeks in the slums of Mumbai for Channel 4's 2010 India season.
He has presented three series of Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4), which has seen him visiting cutting edge new homes across the country all in the running for the prestigious RIBA House of the Year award, to discover what it takes to be crowned the winner.
Kevin also broadcasts extensively about design and architecture, including regular coverage of the pre-eminent UK architectural competition The Stirling Prize. He has written several books and many more articles and champions sustainable development, context, the historic environment and ecological construction. He believes that the best architecture relates to where it is, as much as who it is for. This is a philosophy enshrined in his development company HAB Housing, which is now building homes and shaping communities towards a One Planet Living way of life.
Kevin studied History of Art and Architecture at Cambridge, is an Honorary Fellow of both the RIBA and the Society of Light and Lighting, a fellow of WWF and a recalcitrant patron of a handful of organisations. His two ambitions remain to entertain and to make the built environment better - and consequently 'make people feel better'.
He was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to architecture
Kevin is available hosting and speaking engagements.