Matthew Wood (Founding Director) // RIBA
Matthew’s career began at eight, when he won a RIBA competition to design a house for newborn Prince William (sadly the palace – complete with helicopter-landing pad – was never realised). A decade later, Matthew began his architecture career studying at Edinburgh College of Art, London Metropolitan University and the Architectural Association.
While studying, he worked with Matthew Lloyd Architects, moving to Thompson Baroni before graduating, and a stint with Lake Estates before setting up MWArchitects in 2008. He takes great pride in nurturing new members of the team into great designers and project managers. Matthew also enjoys tutoring and critic / judging work for various institutions.
Melissa Robinson (Director) // RIBA
Melissa joined MWArchitects in 2010 having gained a Master of Architecture from Cardiff University and sat her Part III in 2012 at RIBA North West at only 26. Following 5 further years of experience at the practice, Melissa was welcomed as a Director in November 2017 and her working portfolio continues to grow.
She has been project architect on a variety of projects in the office with contract values from £30k to £3million and has the ability to bring large teams together effectively, as well maintaining clients expectations on time and budget. She has creativity in problem solving and has a keen focus on materiality and construction detailing that ensures realised designs are achieved as intended and has a significant number of built projects for her age.
LUKE NAGLE // BA HONS PG DIPARCH
Luke achieved his Masters in Architecture in 2014 at Birmingham School of Architecture and has almost completed his Part III studies at London Metropolitan University. During his studies he became fascinated with John Soane’s sequencing of space, with his house museum in particular inspiring his nal year thesis project. Luke is currently tutoring on the Masters course at Birmingham School of Architecture.
BArry Chippendale // BA HONS PG DIPARCH
Barry achieved his Post graduate diploma in 2010 from Liverpool John Moore’s University and joined MW Architects shortly after, where he has been instrumental in the implementation of BIM to the studio. His understanding of BIM and it’s interaction with other consultants has meant we are able to provide clients and contractors alike with comprehensive information at speed.
Grant Macgregor // Part 1 Architectural Assistant
Grant is currently studying at the university of edinburgh in order to gain his MA Architecture Degree and RIBA Part 1.
Clare Paton (Architect) // RIBA
Clare achieved her Masters in Architecture in 2015 from the University of Strathclyde and gained her Part III quali cation from London Metropolitan University last year. Having developed a keen interest in pop up and interactive architecture during her studies at University, Clare designed and constructed several interactive installations and an external classroom space for local Scottish charity, Wiston Lodge.