Well known design expert and television presenter Kevin McCloud is a popular broadcaster and media personality, best known for his work on Channel 4’s Grand Designs McCloud is a well-established and experienced host of both live after dinner speaker events and pre-recorded broadcasts.
Interested and intrigued by buildings and architecture from a young age it was almost inevitable that Kevin McCloud would go on to work in the architectural and design industry. Ambitious and inventive McCloud has sought to create a visual landscape that not only offers beautiful buildings but also promotes happiness and positivity in those who live amongst them. His work as both a TV presenter and as a live event host is inspired by his love of buildings and architecture and any audience is sure to be swept away by his passionate and engaging presenting style.
As well as working as a radio and television presenter Kevin McCloud is also known for his work as an after dinner speaker, his interest in design and architecture leading him to develop a keen understanding of environmental and sustainable living. His appearances as the TV presenter for Grand Designs as well as his work at live events and as a keynote speaker frequently focus on incorporating renewable energy sources into the home, building from sustainable materials and creating structures that compliment rather than disrupt the natural landscape.
Outside his work as a radio and television presenter Kevin McCloud has also worked in print journalism, contributing a regular column to The Sunday Times which also dealt with many of his pet topics such as the historic environment and sustainable construction. Beyond Grand Designs Kevin McCloud has acted as the TV presenter for BBC 2’s Don’t Look Down, in which he climbed six incredibly tall buildings and Demolition, again for Channel 4, in which he, George Ferguson, and Janet Street-Porter started a campaign to improve public space in our towns and cities.
Kevin McCloud has been awarded honorary doctorates from both Plymouth and Oxford Brookes University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Foresters. His work with sustainability and the environment has led to his appointment as an Ambassador for the World Wildlife Foundation as well as actively working as a designer for a number of high profile building and architectural firms.