Daniel Kempski

Part II Architectural Assistant

Daniel graduated with distinction from the Manchester School of Architecture in 2016. 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 focused on the reprogramming of the derelict Thyssenkrupp Steelworks in Dortmund 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 has worked on tender packages for several private residences and retail fit outs, as well as being part of the design and planning team for the Former Nestle Factory masterplan site. Daniel has most recently worked on the planning stages of Watkin Road and the Brewers’ Hall in the City of London and is currently working on the detailed design of a large new residential tower in Wembley.


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