Tristan Kelly

Tristan joined Studio Woodroffe Papa in early 2018 having worked at architectural practices throughout the UK, Ireland, and the USA over the last 12 years. He is highly experienced in the design and delivery of complex new- build and refurbishment projects at a range of scales across several sectors including, residential, mixed-use, creative maker, community, and urban design.

Within Studio Woodroffe Papa, Tristan’s focus lies within the housing sector, where he takes an overview across the practice’s portfolio, alongside co-leading on new business development. Recent projects include Dockley Apartments mixed-use in Bermondsey (111 apartments, local producer spaces, F&B, and retail), Camley St in Camden (100% social housing above street facing creative maker space), and Cloud Valley Community Hub, Ningbo, China (a mixed-use scheme comprising meeting rooms, exhibition space, retail, offices, and amenities servicing a new e-commerce district).

Prior to Studio Woodroffe Papa, Tristan worked in New York City designing and overseeing the construction of supportive, affordable and community housing. Tristan also delivered art galleries, artist studio residences, and international art installations, working closely with clients, contractors, and fabricators to realise bespoke and thoughtful solutions.
He studied architecture at both The Bartlett School of Architecture and Oxford Brookes University, and qualified with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at GMIT, Ireland.

Tristan offers added value to the team on all aspects of the design from concept stages through to technical detailing and material specification.


Registered Architect with RIBA \ Registered Architect with ARB\
LEED, Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction, USA\
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Galway Institute of Technology, Ireland\
Part 3 The Bartlett School of Architecture, UK\
Part 1/ Part 2 Oxford Brookes University, UK\