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We help clients develop successful building projects that leave a lasting legacy


We develop strategic and detailed design briefs, engage with stakeholders and run design team selection processes

We work collaboratively with clients making the most of budgets and resources to harness vision and integrity in the design so that the build reaches its true potential. Advice can take many forms, from a few hours to longer term support.


We run design team selection processes and design competitions for the built environment including masterplanning, urban design, infrastructure and architecture.


Our work has led to appointing the right design teams to deliver practical, beautiful and award winning projects globally

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Kay Hughes

Khaa was founded by Kay Hughes to use her extensive client side design experience including on the London Olympics, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sport England and the Arts Council, to provide clients with support on project development to deliver outstanding design outcomes.

Advice can take many forms, from a few hours of support and guidance to taking on the running and selection of design teams, developing briefs, engaging stakeholders and appraising options.


Kay is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Association of Project Managers, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a Design Council built environment expert. Kay has an outstanding track record in delivering high-profile, complex and award-winning projects with strong design legacy benefits in infrastructure, masterplanning, education, architecture and sport.