Dieter Kleiner

Dieter is a founding director of RCKa and leads our asset regeneration and community projects. He is an expert in community engagement, and sits on a number of design review panels including the London Boroughs of Haringey and Kingston. Dieter is also a CABE Built Environment Expert.

Dieter is responsible for the practice’s interest in socially responsive architecture and community-led design.

He has delivered numerous complex projects, including the award-winning TNG Youth & Community Centre for Lewisham Council, and is project director for Highgate Newtown Community Centre, both of which have called upon his exceptional design and stakeholder management skills.

Expanding the traditional role of the architect, his work has involved project enablement, funding and strategy development for voluntary-sector organisations and neighbourhood groups and providing local authority asset advice.

Dieter’s focus is on making things happen; by developing collaborations between regeneration teams and grass-roots groups, introducing potential joint venture partnerships and securing local support.