Kjellander Sjöberg London

The London Studio was founded following several years of active engagement in the UK. Recognised for our award-winning architecture and urbanism we aim to bring the best of Scandinavian design, innovation, and regenerative practice.

People City Planet Festival 2022 in Cambridge with U+I and Town, Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council. (Images: U+I)

Meridian Water - local opportunities and micro-neighbourhoods

Kjellander Sjöberg are a diverse community of architects, urban designers, and planners with exceptional talents collaborating closely across Sweden and the UK. Experts in delivering creative architecture and masterplans, we participate in the innovative urban discourse of three vibrant cities in which our studios are based: Stockholm, Malmö and London. These places champion the future of liveable environments and good growth development and allow us to drive new thinking which supports thriving communities based on the quality of life, social equity, and resilient, sustainable models.

Meridian Water Masterplan 2.0 - 80-hectare masterplan for 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs for the London Borough of Enfield

The city, as such, is the foundation of all our projects. A place to explore and expand on.

Nacka Port, Stockholm - a place for urban sustainable lifestyle of the future

Collaborative by nature, we can also successfully fashion bespoke teams comprising leading UK practices to bring specialist expertise to large scale projects. Our Swedish and UK partnerships are valuable assets allowing us to combine the best experiences of both creative cultures to bring unique new perspectives to architecture, urban design, public realm strategies and spatial narratives. As Kjellander Sjöberg we bring a different voice to the discourse – we approach the UK context afresh and without pre-conceptions to develop new and relevant approaches from first principles.

Brent Cross Town, London - a unique residential urban block with a focus on high-quality place-making and neighbourhood spirit for Argent Related in collaboration with Glenn Howells Architects London

Meridian Water for the London Borough of Enfield is a place that serves the community, focusing on what a community needs to thrive.

Begbroke - masterplan competition for the Oxford University Development and Colander Associates with Periscope, Henley Halebrown, Fisher Cheng, Al-Jawad Pike, WSP, Ian Firth and Urban Nature.
Etaget - residential infill with a unique identity and qualities, an urban green oasis in central Stockholm
Blackwall Yard, London - competition for the Hadley Property Group

We are focussed on making rich, inspiring, and authentic places with a clear identity and a positive social impact. With the emergence of revitalised streets, parks and neighbourhoods we see a renewed interest in urban quality which inspires our initiatives to reimagine cities as welcoming, flourishing and nourishing places which promise opportunity and potential. Our interventions are acutely rooted in contextual sensitivity and actively shaped by positive community engagement. We approach architecture and creative masterplans in a very granular way to realize places and spaces that are meaningful, relatable, and enjoyed at human scale.

Kjellander Sjöberg Architects is headed by Stefan Sjöberg. As Founding Director, Stefan provides continuity, creativity, and experience across our Scandinavian and UK studios. Stefan is joined by Irfan Alam, Associate Director. From a background of eminent London architectural design practices, Irfan leads UK projects and drives the development of the studio.

Little Haldens, Gomm Valley - aspiring to become the greenest place in England, 60-hectare masterplan for 1,000 homes, leasure amentinites, education, retail, health and employment facilities for Human Nature in collaboration with Periscope, Mae architects, Useful Projects and Urban Movement. (Image: Periscope)

Every KS project tells the story of its essential elements: Life, Society, Fabric, Form, Environment

Stefan Sjöberg

Founding Director
Architect SAR/MSA

Stefan leads mixed-use building developments and large-scale masterplan projects. He co-founded Kjellander Sjöberg with Ola Kjellander in 1998 and has led the practice towards establishing an innovative community driven approach based on regenerative principles within planetary boundaries. Stefan trained as an architect at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the University of Oregon in the USA. He has lectured throughout his career, sits on international design panels including for the Swedish Association of Architects and is a frequent invited speaker.


Irfan Alam

Associate Director London
Architect M.Arch ARB RIBA

Irfan is an architect and associate director at Kjellander Sjöberg London. With a background of working with some of the most renowned award-winning architectural firms in London, Irfan has extensive experience in residential, cultural, and higher education projects. Irfan sits on the Southwark Design Review Panel and the Watford Place Shaping Review Panel.

Key Projects

Our key projects in the UK include the Meridian Water Masterplan for the London Borough of Enfield and a prominent residential mixed-use development in Brent Cross Town commissioned by Argent Related.