Daniel Kempski

Part II Architectural Assistant

Daniel is a graduate from Manchester School of Architecture. He specialised in the Atelier Urban and Spatial Experimentation – seeking to bridge the gap between art and architecture through collaborative design.

He has a keen interest in the reanimation of vacant buildings and public space within cities. His thesis project focused on the reimagining of the derelict Thyssenkrupp Steelworks in Dortmund, Germany into ‘Neuland’: an urban masterplan seeking to aid with Syrian refugee displacement. The physical models produced for this project earned him the Mecanoo B.15 Modelmaking Award.

He has worked on various research projects, recently curating an exhibition on Japan’s changing urban culture in collaboration with Hosei University which was showcased in Manchester and Tokyo, respectively. Daniel was also part of a small team who designed and constructed an installation as part of the 2015 Urban Lights Festival in Hagen, Germany.

He worked at Squire and Partners before joining dMFK, and is has most recently working on the planning stages of Watkin Road and the Brewers Hall in City of London. He has worked on tender packages for several private residences and retail fit outs, and was part of the design and planning team for the Former Nestle Factory masterplan site.

His interests outside of architecture include life drawing, Preston North End FC and early 90s Hip-Hop.