Matt Allchurch

Director

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Matt formed MAA in 1998. He was shortlisted for the RIBA Silver medal 1992. Prior to forming MAA, Matt worked for BDP on the Wimbledon new no.1 court and the Hampden Gurney School.  

Matt takes responsibility for the concept design stage of all projects, initial site appraisals and planning strategies. Thereafter, he remains actively involved throughout the design process including regular internal reviews, client meetings and presentations to the stake holders.

Claire Richardson

Business Manager

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Claire joined MAA in December 2006, after completing her MA at the University of Sussex. Her role at MAA is business forecasting and accounts management and she actively encourages cluster networks of people and services within the Property and Construction industry.


Claire also co-ordinates marketing & presentations, client liaison and oversees the general day to day running of the business.

Gary Sutherland

Associate

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Gary joined MAA in 2010 with a background in the commercial, civic and residential sector. Gary was the project associate for the BP North Sea Headquarters building. Gary also worked on the new £65m Birmingham Magistrate's and has extensive experience in delivering housing projects.

At MAA, Gary co-ordinated the construction of the hotel and data centre project and has led various schemes for majour house builders, including Berkeley Homes. His technical expertise is also utilised on projects at work stage 4 - 7. 

Val Petrushechkin

Associate

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Russian born Val joined MAA in April 2011. He studied architecture in the US and UK and graduated from the AA School of Architecture. Since then, he has worked in Switzerland and the UK for a number of award winning practices. His job running experience ranges from bespoke residential to high spec office and commercial.

At MAA, Val leads project teams and co-ordinates regular design workshops to encourage the junior members of staff to develop their architectural knowledge and evolve the MAA skill set.

Ruth Anders

Senior Architect

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Ruth joined MAA in September 2015 with a strong construction background. Ruth's experience includes work on a new 216 bed hotel in Liverpool and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel London. Ruth also worked on Regent's Quarter Kings Cross, with a project value of £35M. Ruth also has experience in London office developments, and also flagship retail projects.

At MAA, Ruth is co-ordinating the construction stages of a BTM conversion, and a new storage facility in Wandsworth.

Jennie GreenWalker

Senior Architect

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Jennie joined MAA in January 2016, having previously worked for FCB Studios. At FCBs Jennie led the school phase of the Battersea Park East project, a development of 290 dwellings and 2 form entry primary school. Jennie has extensive experience in the education sector working on various schools and Acadamies, including BACA, Eastbourne Academy and Thamesview.

At MAA, Jennie is currently working on the Green Lanes mixed use scheme, as well as co-ordintating smaller residential projects.

Marc Evans

Architectural Designer

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Marc joined MAA in 2005 having gained 3 years experience at RMA. He was part of a team responsible for the design and construction of numerous large mixed-use/residential schemes in major waterfront locations across the country.

At MAA, Marc has recently been involved in the design of a series of residential developments and new storage facilities. Marc co-ordinated the Thames Side Wharf project, and is currently working on the construction of a 9 unit residential scheme in Croydon.

Anna Smith

Architectural Designer

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Anna joined MAA in 2000. Prior to MAA she designed a reception area for Bembo House and designed interiors for St George and Berkeley show homes in central London.

At MAA Anna has worked on the Headmasters salons and has designed show homes for residential developers. She co-ordinated the New Ways of Working project and space planned office layouts for Investec bank. Anna has extensive space planning experience and is currently working on a residential conversion in a SW London Conservation Area.

Vanessa White

Architect

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Vanessa joined MAA in August 2011, having previously worked at Fosters, Grimshaw, Hamiltons, and LDS. Her experience includes HM Treasury, Parliament Square, a number of university buildings around UCL, office buildings and mixed used residential schemes within conservation areas. Vanessa also worked on the 2012 Olympic Park as part of Team Populous.

At MAA, Vanessa assisted with the Thames Side Wharf project. Vanessa is currently working on the Twickenham PRS scheme. 

Elizabeth Tan

Interior Designer

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Elizabeth joined MAA in June 2008 having gained 5 years working experience at various UK design practices. She also has experience working for ADC Heyligers (Malaysia branch) specialising in Bank and Trading Hall Interior Architecture and Consultancy.

At MAA, Elizabeth has recently been involved in the design of a new house in a prestigious Conservation Area. Elizabeth also works on new office and residential layouts, and assists other members of the team with space planning on large scale residential and mixed use schemes.

Afraz Naqvi

Architectural Designer

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Afraz joined MAA January 2008 having previously worked for John Seifert Architects where his experience includes working on industrial and retail projects and a hotel scheme on Aldgate East. Afraz also has experience working for Brinkworth, specialising in interior architecture projects for Karen Millen and Diesel.

At MAA, he has worked on a number of residential projects including a 48 unit scheme in Staines and has co-ordinated the construction of a contemporary ceramic studio. Afraz also captains MAA's sports team.

Sam Sclater-Brooks

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Sam joined MAA in October 2015 after moving from Winchester where he worked as a Part II Assistant for a local firm. Sam’s primary experience has been in the residential sector working on projects ranging from one off private housing to larger scale residential developments. Sam has gained valuable experience over the RIBA work stages from front end design through to on-site project delivery.

At MAA, Sam has primarily been assisting with various projects through stages 1-3. 

Carla Slidel

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Carla joined MAA in January 2014, having completed her Part II studies at the University of Brighton. Carla has practice experience at Idom and JDA. At Idom, she contributed to the winning tender for the Mohali Convention and Exhibition Centre Masterplan, and has assisted on PQQ and competition entries for One Housing Group Framework and Peabody. 

At MAA, Carla is currently assisting on the Wimbledon Park Road mixed use scheme, utilising her excellent presentation skills and gaining valuable practice experience ahead of her Part III studies.

Charlotte Stephens

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Charlotte joined MAA in 2015 after completing her Part II studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her university thesis focussed on the renovation of a 1950s Modernist housing block and the strategies that could be used to transform the derelict shell into a model for contemporary housing. In New Zealand, Charlotte worked at Architecture Workshop on a proposition for the new Bulls Town Centre, north of Wellington.

At MAA, Charlotte is currently assisting on a residential housing project in Beckenham.

Tom Boshell

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Tom graduated with a BA in Architecture from the University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury and has recently completed his Part II at the University of Bath. Tom has excellent 3D and model making skills, and he is predominately involved in concept development stage projects and assisting senior members of the team. 


He is currently developing his technical skills, in both planning and construction, on a residential scheme in South West London.

Owen Pomery

Architectural Illustrator

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Owen is an architectural illustrator and elected member of the Society of Architectural Illustration (MSAI) and works on a freelance basis for the practice. He provides high quality hand drawn visual communications to suit any brief and has worked with MAA on numerous schemes since 2005.


His work has since been featured in the Architects’ Journal and showcased by The Architectural Review. His clients include the likes of Diarmuid Gavin, The Young Vic Theatre and Wallpaper* Magazine.