Doone Silver Kerr

Ross Kerr

Ross graduated from the Leicester School of Architecture in 1996.  His graduate thesis “Mosquito”, an exploration into the growth of Information Technology and its effect on building typology, was nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal and exhibited at the Royal College of Art (RCA). 

Ross was quick to attain a grounding in building construction, working with a number of companies including EPR Architects where as an Associate he was responsible for the delivery of 50 Stratton Street, Mayfair for Burford PLC and two buildings at Prudential’s Green Park, Reading for Cisco Systems.

Ross joined Hamiltons Architects (later renamed BFLS) in 2004 and became a Director in 2010. Working with a team of internationally recognised architects and alongside John Silver, Ross led the Interior Architectural Team for One Hyde Park, which set a global benchmark for ultra-high net worth living. Ross was also the director responsible for the fit-out of Penthouse A at One Hyde Park with Candy & Candy and structured the team for the design of the Shard Apartments at London Bridge. 

Ross continued to expand his commercial office experience, working with SEGRO to explore a vision for a commercially led masterplan for the Slough Trading Estate, and securing a planning consent for SEGRO’s HQ, at 234 Bath Road.  At the same time he also achieved a unique planning consent for British Land at 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham.

During this time Ross also developed his passion for exploring buildings that could sustainably respond to new ways of living and working, evolving a portfolio of highly successful, creative master plans and complex urban regeneration projects, which demanded an approach that looked beyond the typological mix of uses.  These projects included, The Ram Brewery Wandsworth, Patcham Terrace Battersea, Mellor Street Southwark, Kingsland Road Dalston, Caldecott Square Rugby and 31-34 Alfred Place Bloomsbury. 

Ross joined Doone Silver Kerr in 2013, and in 2015 secured a second planning consent at 103 Colmore Row for Sterling Property Ventures, in addition to supporting Sterling successfully bid for the redevelopment of site B3.3N in Milton Keynes.

Current projects including the first hotel In the Stowaway Group, on Lower Marsh, Artwork Creekside, St. George’s Circus, East Road and Valence Road, are successful representations of Ross’s enthusiasm to explore new architectural models and construction techniques to unlock the potential of complex and constrained sites, and meet the demands of ever more flexible and innovative, technology driven, living, working, and playing patterns in Central London and beyond.