Our practice is committed to creating human spaces with craft – for clients both in London and around the world.
Informed by academic research, our approach responds to our clients’ human needs and the context of the site. The spaces that we design are bespoke, the sum of many unique crafted details and the result of a profound appreciation for natural materials.
After more than a decade in practice, we have extensive experience of working with listed buildings, large-scale developments and complex multiple-stakeholder planning. Our services include masterplanning, refurbishment and restoration.
Whether engaged in turnkey residential projects or designing for large commercial developments, our 10-strong practice brings a deep respect for client and context to develop long-term relationships based on trust.
Matthew graduated from Sheffield University in 1997 with commendations in Design and Architectural Theory and later went on to achieve a Masters degree with research into ‘the urban environment and energy systems’. Matthew is an Associate Lecturer at Kent University running an MArch Design unit.
Alessia was born in Milan, Italy in 1974. She studied architecture at the Bauhaus Universitaet in Weimar and at the Politecnico di Milano where she graduated with a thesis on the re-use of abandoned spaces as cultural hubs. She has lived and worked in London since 2000.
Ben graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 and moved to London gaining experience predominantly in the private residential sector. Ben joined MWAI in 2009 and became a director in 2015. Alongside delivering key projects he is responsible for technical and professional standards in the practice.
Matthew graduated from the Manchester School of Architecture with a Studio Distinction Award from which his thesis was published in Blueprint magazine and MSA publications. Matthew has recently become an associate and is responsible for the project management and delivery of several key jobs in the office.