British born creative, Anja Kempa lives and works in London. She has practiced art from a young age, but combined with a perpetual interest in design and the way things work, was compelled to follow a career in architecture. Her work, characterised by a distinctive pen and ink hand drawing technique matured through an education at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL from where she graduated in 2014, with a distinction in her MArch (Masters in Architecture).
She now works as a qualified architect at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, with experience working on a range of building scales and typologies. Most recently this includes The Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland where Anja spent five years as part of the architectural design team from conception through to completion.
Anja is a visiting critic at Greenwich university and technical design tutor at The Bartlett, UCL, whilst also pursuing her own works of architecture and design. Her award winning architectural artwork is regularly exhibited around the capital, including The Royal Academy, as well as internationally. It has received critical acclaim online and in print from leading design and architecture writers including The Architect’s Journal, Dezeen and The Architectural Review amongst others.