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Kelly Chan BSc (Hons) PgDip RIAS RIBA


Kelly was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Scotland when she was six.  She studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and has been a chartered architect since 2005 with over 20 years of architectural experience. Kelly formed Pocket Size Architecture in early 2016.

Before establishing Pocket Size Architecture, Kelly worked as a senior architect for small to medium sized Practices such as Groves-Raines Architects in Edinburgh.  During this time she was the project architect on a restoration of a farm in the Scottish Highlands, restoration and extension to a derelict historical building to form a family home in Loch Awe, alteration works to commercial properties within Edinburgh’s world heritage site, and was the project architect for extensive alterations to a Grade A listed Edinburgh townhouse, which was featured in an issue of Homes and Interiors Magazine.  Kelly also has experience in working on house extensions and housing developments for private clients and understands modern-day living requirements.


Additonally, Kelly was previously a conservation architect, accredited by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.  She gained experience in working with historical buildings whilst she was employed at Groves-Raines Architects and at Fiona Sinclair Architect.


Outwith architecture, Kelly enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and loves outdoor sports.

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