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We create contemporary
contextual architecture
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We create contemporary
contextual architecture
We achieve outstanding and successful planning outcomes for our clients, often on challenging and complex sites. We enable meaningful negotiation and engagement on our projects, both with statutory stakeholders and local people, towards highly original and bespoke outcomes.

We have the skills required to design, detail, and manage our projects right through to the occupation and inhabitation of the completed buildings.
We love the grain and detail of localities
and find our inspiration directly from the
settings and neighbourhoods we work within.
We are innovators and thinkers.
We immensely enjoy our working relationships,
which are productive and enduring.
We design inclusively and sustainably, to create uplifting,
useful and long-lasting projects to inhabit and enjoy.
We are technically well versed and resourced.
We enjoy and embrace all architectural work stages.
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Matthew Lloyd
Matthew is a fourth generation architect and founded the practice in the early ‘90s. He has a particular interest in design and in resolving complex planning problems, particularly for the practice’s housing and urban regeneration projects. As senior Director he works very closely with our key clients and is actively involved in almost all of the work the practice undertakes. Notable and award winning projects that Matthew has led to date include: The Bourne Estate and Regents Park Estate both for Camden Council, St Mary of Eton in Hackney Wick, and The Royal Society of Arts. Matthew is a Design Council Associate and regularly takes part in their design review panels across London’s outer boroughs; he has twice served as a judge on the RIBA Awards including as a regional Chair in 2017, and the Hackney Design Awards, once as its chair in 2018. Matthew is a member of Islington Council’s Design Review Panel and has previously sat on Frame Project’s Design Review Panel for Camden Council and the Quality Review Panel for RBK&C.
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Patricia Woodward
Pat has been a director of the practice since 1998, having previously spent a number of years at HTA Architects. She has experience in estate regeneration, public sector housing, community projects and education. Pat now acts as Managing Director and is responsible for marketing, bid management, awards, and our website as well as mentoring students. Pat sits on the London Borough of Hackney Design Review Panel and is a regular critic at Westminster University. She was a Civic Trust Awards Assessor for 2018 and 2019. She is also a keen photographer - her own work has twice been recognised at the Blueprint Photography Awards – and she worked with three students in the practice in 2019 to support the RIBA’s Future Architects initiative through the sale of their own photography.
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Alex Sherratt
Alex became a director of the practice in 2004 and now leads on the delivery phases of several current and recent new-build housing projects. An RIBA Conservation Architect and a Quinquennial Inspector for the Diocese of London, Alex is involved in all aspects of any conservation work within the practice. Notable projects are the St. Anne’s housing development, 22 new homes designed for British Land as part of their Triton Square development in L. B. Camden, recently completed, the award winning St Mary of Eton redevelopment in Hackney, and New Mildmay – a mixed-use Church and housing project in London E2. Alex is a visiting tutor at the University of Bath, and sits on the London Diocesan Advisory Committee.
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Alex Spicer
Alex joined Matthew Lloyd Architects in 2016 after completing his Diploma at London Metropolitan University with Distinction. He qualified as an architect in 2017 and was recently made a Director, after being an Associate since 2021. He has played a significant design and Project Architect role on several key projects in the practice, including the reimagining of a historic church and churchyard in Walthamstow, currently shortlisted for 3 awards; a replacement monastery in Mill Hill; a new community building in Highbury; and reinvigorating a youth club in Lambeth. His practice is underpinned by a deep interest in the wider impact of design on cities and the importance of high quality detailing and materials. Outside of architecture Alex enjoys cooking and is a keen cyclist and runner.
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Bert Mastaler
Associate Director
Bert studied at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, and joined Matthew Lloyd Architects in 2013. Bert is a highly skilled architect and was promoted to Associate in 2019. He has had a major role in the design and technical delivery of many housing and hotel projects in the office, notably the Southampton Row Hotel in Holborn; the Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell, which was the Overall winner in the 2018 Housing Design Awards; and RIBA National Award winning St Mary of Eton. Bert enjoys travelling he is a keen cyclist and has a major interest in going to the theatre and art exhibitions.
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Dominic Yik
Senior Architect
We were delighted to welcome Dominic Yik to our team in 2022. Dominic studied at the Welsh School of Architecture and qualified as an architect in 2014. He has substantial healthcare and residential project running experience as well as strong technical and BIM skills. He has a particular interest in sustainable design and is a Certified Passive House designer. Dominic has spent five years as a RIBA Student Mentor and in his spare time he enjoys playing the saxophone.
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Luke Upton
Luke first joined Matthew Lloyd Architects in 2017 after completing his Part I at the University of Cambridge and returned in 2021 following his Part II at the London School of Architecture. Over this time he has developed and explored a particular interest relationship between existing architecture and new-build interventions, knitting together a contextual and high quality urban fabric. Outside of the studio Luke enjoys exploring new places and cooking.
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Daisy Zhixuan Zhai
Daisy joined the practice in early 2023 after completing her Part 3 in 2022. She studied at Cambridge and London Metropolitan Universities and has 3 years experience as a Part II architectural assistant working on a range of projects across the arts, community, and cultural sectors. She is currently involved in a youth club refurbishment and will also be joining the team working on a social housing project in Camden. Daisy is a skilled model-maker, and outside the practice she makes and sells her own jewellery.
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Giuditta Pedace
Giuditta joined Matthew Lloyd Architects as an Architectural Assistant in November 2019. She completed her RIBA Parts I and II, and recently Part III, at Kingston University. Her experience at MLA includes a major estate infill project in central London and she is currently involved in two projects on site. She has a particular interest in contextual architecture and the role of community engagement in design. Outside of the office, Giuditta enjoys organising events and has a passion for cooking and baking.
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Emanuele Lala
Architectural Assistant
Emanuele joined the practice as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant in 2022. He completed his degree at Salford University, and his Masters at Southbank University in June 2021 and has since gained valuable experience with a large London church, learning both practical trades and architectural skills. He is also a singer songwriter and enjoys travelling and learning about other cultures.
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Our work is highly acclaimed, by awards judges, by our clients and by the people who spend time in the buildings we design.
Matthew Lloyd Architects
BD Architect of the Year Awards 2024
Creative Conservation
St Mary's Walthamstow
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Waltham Forest Design Awards 2024
Judges' Award
St Mary's Walthamstow
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Waltham Forest Design Awards 2024
Public Realm
St Mary's Walthamstow
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Waltham Forest Design Awards 2024
St Mary's Walthamstow
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National Church Awards
Longford House
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Housing Design Awards
The Bourne Estate
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Housing Design Awards
Overall Winner
St Mary of Eton Church
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Housing Design Awards
Completed Projects
The Royal Society of Arts
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RIBA English Heritage Award
Sustaining the Historic Environment
Our awards
A highly intelligent and mature response to the existing Edwardian architecture, with a generosity in the detailing of the communal entrances that is equivalent to the Edwardian spaces and will last 100 years. It is civic in a way that shows respect for the ideology of that time.
Camden Design Awards — Bourne Estate
The three new buildings… are brought together by the application of a diamond pattern applied to all the new elevations. The patterning, carried through with consistency and conviction, draws the cluster of buildings into a single collegiate group.
RIBA National Award — St. Mary of Eton
A selection of our current and recent clients which include developers, Local authorities, charitable and faith organisations, and healthcare organisations.
All Souls Langham Place
BexleyCo Homes
British Land
Capital & Provident
Galliard Homes
Hammerson UK
Higgins Construction
Idé Real Estate
IDM Properties
London Borough of Camden
London Borough of Hackney
London Borough of Islington
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Murphy Group
Native Land
Newlon Housing Trust
Royal Borough of Kinston upon Thames
Royal Foundation of St Katharine
RSA – Royal Society of Arts
St Mary of Eton PCC
Sanctuary Housing Group
Stonegate Homes
Taylor Wimpey
Telford Homes
Urban Catalyst