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Hello and welcome to Karenna Wilford Architects. The practice was formed in London in 1995 and relocated to Sussex in 2000. We have developed KWA to become a leading RIBA Chartered Practice in the South East. We specialise in residential architecture and interior design. We are an experienced team with a variety of talents and expertise. We enjoy listening to clients and turning their dreams into reality. As the lead architect, I work with one other team member on each project. We design separately initially and then come together to decide which designs to present to the clients. This ensures that every option has been explored for each project giving the very best solution.

How can we help you?........We can advise what is possible and practical when you are considering purchasing a property, reconfiguring or extending your existing property or creating a new build. We are recommended by our clients because we are discrete, flexible, professional and are experts in our field. We respect clients’ budgets and work with trusted professionals.

We love what we do! We enjoy working on projects of all shapes and sizes and have extensive experience with both modern, historical buildings and Grade II listed properties.


Karenna Wilford

Director, Principle Architect

Karenna has over 30 years’ experience working for the high profile international offices of Richard Rogers and Partners, Eva Jiricna Architects and Michael Wilford Architects. Karenna has experience in residential, commercial, arts and education buildings - refurbishments, extensions and new builds as well as Grade II listed and agricultural building conversions.

Karenna really enjoys meeting clients, discussing their dreams, designing and exploring options resulting in a dream home.


Natasha Furner

Practice Manager

Natasha is the practice manager and is a highly skilled executive assistant who for the past three decades has provided support for a variety of businesses. She is recognised for her exceptional organisation skills and has extensive experience in extending and renovating homes.

Natasha is the first point of contact for any new clients. She is also responsible for HR and marketing.


Karen Parker-Smith

Associate Architect

Karen studied at Brighton University and qualified as an architect in 1993. She has enjoyed a varied career, focussing on both architectural research and practice. Her architectural research, funded by the RIBA, has taken her to India, Nigeria and Ghana in search of the work of Dame Jane Drew. Karen is RIBA registered and prior to joining our team her architectural work included residential, commercial and ecclesiastical buildings. She has previously worked on the Cottage Hospice in Five Ashes and for the Hospice in the Weald in Tonbridge.


Darren Hopkins

Associate Architectural Designer

Darren Hopkins has 30 years of experience within architecture ranging from single bespoke housing to large scale retail, commercial, residential schemes and schools, and 6-star hotel/health spa.  Darren studied architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury where he gained several national student awards.  At the University of Portsmouth, he gained a Master's in architecture and had several schemes published. In the 1990’s he worked with Jan Kaplicky of Future Systems and more recently for Noviun Architects. 


Daniela Duarte


Daniela has been working as an architect for more than 14 years on various projects and constructions in Brazil, Canada, Australia, and the UK. During this time, she was able to demonstrate an ambition to create and deliver high-quality architecture, building up a track record of projects. She has been exposed to and directly involved in all aspects of projects from the conception, drawing package, project management, and site inspection. 

Daniela has a passion for design and architecture and believes that, as architects, we have the power to make the world a better place through good design.


Mohammad Zubair

Architectural Technologist


Mohammad is an architectural technologist, graduated from London South Bank University with 5 years of experience as an architectural technologist. Prestigious commercial and luxury residential experience, several blocks of flats, large scale developments with some of the biggest clients in the UK (Barratts, Countryside, Crest Nicholoson, Linden Homes, Taylor Wimpey, AELTC Wimbledon & more) alongside small scale projects/alterations etc. Proficient from design/planning stages through to Building Regulations and Construction packages assisting clients through the entire process to completion.


Louis and George

Practice Dogs

Louis and George like a good walk but haven't grasped the finer points of architecture yet! They cannot tell the difference between modern or traditional design but they can smell a rabbit from 100 metres away and enjoy chasing it!

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