Kevin Owens is an Architect and Urban Designer based in the UK whose work and interests are in numerous design disciplines, from exhibition and product design to urban design and architecture. He’s a Fulbright Scholar and Yale-trained architect who served as Design Principal with the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Archt Owens recently visited Sri Lanka as a keynote speaker at the Architect 2013, National Conference organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. His topic at the conference focused on funding partnership – developer, and he spoke in relation to his work at the London 2012.
His work includes The Hollywood Bowl redevelopment for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Kensington Oval Cricket Ground Barbados, and the Cambridge University Sports Centre. In his central role for the London Organising Committee, he was project lead on the design of the built environment, and provided the strategic direction on the design and overlay for all venues – ultimately facilitating the creation of a single shared design ethos for London 2012.
Archt Owens has an active interest in architectural and design education; most recently facilitating and working with the Royal College of Art on the design of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games medals podia and uniforms. He has previously taught at the Yale University School of Architecture and University of Bath and also lectured extensively on his work at London 2012.
Following the completion of his role with London 2012, Kevin recently set up owensowens design consultancy to continue his belief in championing good design and challenging preconceived ideas of process, application and execution. owensowens is a multi discipline design collaborative that works with both clients and designers alike to bring design quality to the forefront of business decision- making, whether it be architecture, graphics, art, product design or landscape.