Additional & Specialist Services
Alongside our work on domestic residential projects, we also enjoy working with professional, commercial and institutional clients. Boutique property developers commission us to add value through inventive design on complex and sensitive sites. We also have a track record delivering warm and soulful restaurant interior and hospitality fit-out projects. Along the way, we have developed experience designing museums, offices and retail spaces.
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We’ll listen to your ideas and give you our informed opinion
We’ll tailor a strategy and scope of service to suit your needs
You’ll receive an initial project brief and a clear mapping out of the next steps, together with our fee proposal
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Find out if we are the right architecture practice for your project.
The success of any commercial project relies foremost on viability. We adopt a ‘price early’ approach to design; bringing in a QS and reaching out to contractors for early market feedback ensures accuate control over costs from concept design to construction.
Leave the details to us as we manage
your project from start to finish;
monitoring the budget, handling
planning permission and liaising with
How do I choose a commercial architect?
Before you start looking for an architect – write a brief. Outline your project goals, requirements and project budget to manage expectations and get the most out of early conversations with potential architects.
Create a shortlist of architects to approach and interview them.
Depending on the scale and complexity of your project you could consider a limited engagement in the form of a feasibility study. This is an opportunity to test a working relationship with a new architect before diving in to a bigger commitment for the whole project.
What is the difference between residential and commercial architectural design?
The predominant differences lie with the technical and regulatory complexities specific to the typology of the building. For example, a work/live commercial unit, a house and a hotel all accommodate residents but need to meet different Building Regulation and planning requirements.
Successful architectural design, whether residential or commercial, creates a positive impact on the environment, people that occupy the building and the community that experiences it.
“We have been more than happy at each step of the process, with Dan being able to articulate our intentions into the most beautiful design. Thus elevating our original thoughts and expectations”
- Kharmel Cochrane
“Dan achieved the right balance, always on hand, resolving any issues constructively, ensuring the experience was efficient and enjoyable on a challenging project”
- Neil Prosser
“While the construction phase was bumpy at times, MATA remained professional throughout and a genuine ally. We now have a beautiful and highly functional, if rather unconventional, first-floor extension”
- Marc Franks
“The planning permission stage could not have been smoother: it was approved on first review without a single revision to the ambitious design – a testament to the thorough preparation and thought that MATA put into the application.”
- Katherine & Shaun