Track Record Development Projects
Year Formed: 2015
MATA Architects is an RIBA chartered architecture practice based in Westminster, Central London, founded in 2015 by Dan Marks as a collaborative studio to develop projects at a range of scales; from bespoke furniture to new build developments.
We want to make places that change people’s lives for the better - places that inspire and enrich, not only the lives of all who experience them, but also of those involved in the collaborative process of making them.
We believe that architecture should be of it’s place, responding to local context; landscape, culture, history and economy, whilst also bold enough to be original. It is this tension between the old and the new that ultimately produces architecture that is both thought provoking and durable.
With a 100% success rate at planning we have won approval, in our first four years of practice, for a number of sensitive schemes, which we are currently delivering. These include a new build 7 flat scheme in Croydon (that features as an exemplar project in Croydon’s Supplementary Design Guidance for intensification in the suburbs), a new build office development on an infill site in Earls Court, a rooftop extension with bar and roof terrace for a members club in Fitzrovia and a new build house in rural Northamptonshire.
We enjoy working closely with our clients to create an open and collaborative relationship that results in crafted and bespoke solutions. Testament to this is the number of longstanding realtionships and repeat work we have with clients.
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Mata Architects have skilfully handled a number of planning projects on our behalf, showing good initiative, communication and creative design ideas. In particular they have performed admirably in dealing with a sensitive retail development and reconfiguration, with complex structural aspects, within an occupied commercial building, in a densely occupied Conservation Area in Central London. Additionally we have found them to be extremely capable in handling residential led refurbishment/adaptations.
By Daniel Liss on 27/11/2019
MATA Architects have a great approach to the design process. They consulted us along the whole journey from designing to achieving planning consent. Amongst some of our collaborations they produced a design solution for a project of 7 flats which was beyond our expectations. We were highly impressed with the way they dealt with the constraints of this site. They consistently showed a good level of communication which was of primary importance. Very impressed with the level of service they provide and will happily look to working with MATA on other projects. Highly recommend this firm.
By Ahmet Tahir on 19/11/2019