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Leeds Beckett graduates named in Architect's Journal's 40 under 40 list

Leeds Beckett alumni Steve McCloy and Bongani ‘Bo’ Muchemwa have been recognised by Architect's Journal in their 2020 40 under 40 list which celebrates 'the UK’s most exciting emerging architectural talent'.

Cartoon drawing of Steve McCloy and Bongani ‘Bo’ Muchemwa

Steve and Bo met at the University whilst both studying for their BA (Hons) Architecture degree and went on to found their own practice McCloy + Muchemwa in 2017, following their winning entry in a competition to design a pop-up pavilion at Leeds Art Gallery. McCloy previously worked at MAD Architects, AHMM and Hugh Broughton Architects, and Muchemwa at RSHP, CZWG and Burwell Architects.

They have subsequently gone on to win numerous high-profile competitions at the London Festival of Architecture and were among the finalists to create a new promenade at Butler’s Wharf near Tower Bridge in London. The Architect's Journal predicts they will undoubtedly have 'plenty more career-defining moments ahead.

Read more about Bo & Steve's 40 under 40 award here or visit the McCloy + Muchemwa agency page here.

Dr Simon Warren

Course Director / Leeds School Of Arts

Dr Simon Warren (BA Hons Arch, DipArch, ARB, SFEA) is a Senior Lecturer at the Leeds School of Architecture, where he leads the Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice (RIBA/ARB Part 3) course.

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