McLaren.Excell are an award winning design-led architecture and interiors practice based in Central London. The practice is co-directed by Luke McLaren and Robert Excell, working primarily on private residential and commercial projects.

Established in 2010, the practice has taken on a diverse range of work, steadily building a reputation for producing buildings which have a calm authority and finely nuanced sense of place. The studio has become a place of continual investigation into how they can develop their original ideas into a built reality and this process is driven by their genuine passion for good design.

“We love what we do and invest great energy in delivering projects which are beautifully conceived and finely crafted. We respond to our clients’ needs by designing projects in a very intimate and hands-on way, collaborating with people that we know and trust.”

Luke studied at Cambridge University, the Royal College of Art and London Metropolitan University. Luke’s particular expertise is in construction detailing and understanding how a design can be built and fully resolved – borne out of a long standing interest in how things are made and honed over time by constructing objects, joinery and buildings himself to develop a profound understanding of how to build.

Robert studied at Kingston University and specialises in the re-modelling and re-use of existing buildings and spaces. Rob has an instinctive ability to see potential in an existing structure and, through his typically lateral approach, often produces innovative and unexpected designs that challenge preconceptions.


McLaren.Excell is a RIBA Chartered Practice.