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We believe in the value and power of thoughtful and considered architecture that puts people and communities first. We imagine spaces and places crafted to evoke a smile, a double take. Architecture that makes you look up.

Whether residential, commercial, public or cultural, the spaces we make have the ability to profoundly affect everyday lives. 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.

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MATA Architects is an RIBA chartered architecture practice based in Westminster, Central London. The practice was founded in 2015 by Dan Marks as a collaborative studio to develop projects at a range of scales; from bespoke furniture to new build and open space/public realm.

We approach each new project from first principles, challenging assumptions and cemented ‘truths’ in a constructive and explorative way. We find this kind of curiosity can help uncover both pitfalls and opportunities. Often good ideas come from asking questions.

Our work is guided by the fundamentals – manipulation of light and shadow, honest use of materials put together with the aim of creating spaces that are beautiful but at the same time functional and pragmatic.

We enjoy working closely with our clients to create an open and collaborative relationship that results in crafted and bespoke solutions.