Ken leads the creative direction of projects at Crosson Architects and is something of a legend round these parts. He is unafraid of innovation, inspired by everything and has the utmost respect for his clients. His starting point with any brief is an intuitive response to client, site and community, which yields authentic and beautiful results.
Central to Ken’s design process are two key ideas. Exploration allows the design to evolve through constant re-evaluation as fresh information comes to light. Appropriateness maintains the underpinning references to site and context.
Ken is passionate about the built environment in both urban and rural frameworks and is never one to shy away from a robust debate. He is actively involved in the development of the architectural profession being Chair of the Auckland Branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects and has a President’s Award for contributions to the profession.
In 1997, he was awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.