Since our inception in 2004, Marek Wojciechowski Architects have been driven by the pursuit of quality - a belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives. We believe that new buildings and architectural innovation are only sustainable if they are entrenched in thoroughly rational analyses of function, context, materiality, and environmental impact.
Marek Wojciechowski Architects design by challenging, asking the right questions, and working closely with our clients to provide solutions that respond to their needs. Our team is young, ambitious and cosmopolitan. Together we speak 10 European languages and our work, although principally in Central London, can be found throughout the UK.
Today, Marek Wojciechowski Architects continues to expand, furthering our strong reputation for delivering new build architecture, and giving vibrant and sustainable life to old and historic buildings through adaptive, innovative interventions. We have also proved that old and historic buildings have extraordinary potential to adapt and contribute to home and business life in the 21st century. Our architecture is about delivering these vivid and dynamic connections; the synthesis of the old and the new, of ideas and aspiration, place and people.
BA(Hons) Dip Arch(UCL) ARB RIBA
Highly commended in passing the diploma at University College London in 1998, Marek then worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai on a number of residential and arts based projects. Returning to London, he worked with John McAslan+ Partners on the redevelopment of the Royal Academy of Music in Regents Park before joining Dominic Williams on the award winning redevelopment of the Baltic Flour Mills, Gateshead. The projects he has been involved with have been widely published, and in 2001 he qualified as an Architect from the Architectural Association.
In 2004 Marek founded MWA and is a hugely experienced architect and a specialist in the central London property market. He is involved on a daily basis with clients, planning authorities, major London estates, developers, and high-end agencies, giving clients initial stage advice and evaluation on property deals and the potential merits of individual sites. Additionally, he has particular expertise in the complexities of listed buildings and conservation areas.
He takes a strategic design lead on every project undertaken by the company, working at an early stage to develop the concept design; working to successfully resolve the competing demands of complex technical requirements and stakeholder aspiration. He is leading teams currently working on projects which span the breadth of the Commercial, Healthcare and Residential sectors and advocates the fair and transparent management of the practice and its business.
BArch(Hons) MArch Dip Arch
A graduate from the Queensland University of Technology and Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Robert has built up over 13 years of experience in Australia, the USA and the UK. Since joining MWA in 2008, Robert has focussed on London’s high-end residential property market, specialising in the unique needs of private clients in the development of their own homes and selected high-end multi-residential developments. Robert and his team work with our clients from the early Planning stages right through to the procurement and installation of bespoke furnishings. They deliver the fine attention to detail which is demanded of every project at MWA.
Robert has built up an impressive portfolio having overseen the successful completion of over 20 projects at the practice including Barbican House, Grosvenor Crescent Mews, Branch Hill, Melina Place I, Langford Place, Cranbourne Gardens and Queens Gate.
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Adam joined MWA in 2008 becoming an Associate and then Director in 2014 with his main focus on running the companies design direction. Focusing at the front end of projects, Adam is constantly appraising new sites and buildings, producing feasibility studies across a broad spectrum of projects. Adam has vast experience working with Listed Buildings with emphasis on rationalising and improving efficiency whilst enhancing the historic fabric through subtle interventions. Recent projects include the restoration and extension of a listed John Nash terrace facing onto London’s Regents Park and the master plan for a 300,000sqft listed building in Berlin.
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Mimi joined MWA in 2019. Prior to this she spent 18 years working with Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners and has a vast range of experience including the design and delivery of residential units, commercial buildings and city scale masterplans.
Mimi’s primary architectural focus has been in the commercial sector, working both internationally and in the UK. She has experience working on large scale projects from the early stages of design through to on site delivery. She worked on the Construction Documentation stages of World Trade Centre Tower 3 in NYC, and delivered the façade package for International Towers Sydney (300,000m2 of commercial floorplate across three towers). Mimi led the design and delivery of Building S9 at International Quarter London (35,000m2 of commercial floorplate), which is due for completion in July 2019.
Mimi has an extensive understanding of the requirements of commercial buildings and is passionate about delivering high quality design which reflects the needs of both clients and tenants. She forms strong relationships with consultant teams to ensure thoroughly considered, integrated design from inception through to completion.
Mimi joined MWA to head up all its commercial developments and is Director responsible for both a new build mixed use 49,000 sqft development at 2-14 Palmer Street and a 41,000sqft commercial office redevelopment at 78-110 Rochester Row, both in St James’s Park, SW1.
Mimi is instrumental in the fitting out of the Women’s Health floor which is part of MWA’s conversion of a 63,000sqft commercial building near Bond Street into a world class day surgery center for Welbeck Heath Partners.
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Tori graduated from Newcastle Univserity in 2011 and went on to work in Melbourne, Australia, gaining experience on a number of high-end residential projects.
Since joining MWA in February 2012, Tori has focused on our high-end residential projects working closely with many of our ‘end user’ clients to deliver projects including Melina Place, Highbury Road, Elm Tree Road and St. John's Wood houses.
Following the completion of her Part III studies at Westminster University, Tori became an Associate at MWA in 2015. Tori continues to focus on our private ‘end-use’ projects across all phases from early planning stages to on site completion, whilst also leading larger residential projects for commercial clients including Primrose Hill Apartments, John Street Apartments and Brentford Delivery Office.
BSc(Hons) MArch Dip Arch ARB
Tim qualified from University College Dublin in 2009 and gained extensive residential and commercial experience in Ireland before joining MWA in 2011. Since joining, Tim has delivered many private homes and residential schemes in a number of London boroughs from design to construction including Westminster House, Grosvenor Crescent Mews, John Kirk House, Gosfield Street, 19 & 20 John Street and 7 & 8 Warwick Court.
Tim became an Associate in 2016 and now works across a range of sectors, leading a mix of large scale commercial and residential projects including Kings Cross Road, Hurlingham Road, Bartholomew Place, Tavistock Place, Brentford Delivery Office & William Court.
BA(Hons) MArch Dip Arch ARB
Peter joined MWA in September 2014, having previously worked on a number of private residential projects and large scale urban developments across London. Since joining, he has delivered several projects including 30 Old Street, Norfolk Square, Hamilton Terrace and Langford Place. Peter became an Associate in early 2018, and continues to run a number of high-end residential and commercial developments.
BSc(Hons) MArch Dip Arch ARB
Megan previously interned at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, whilst studying in Shanghai, where is contributed to a masterplan in Chengdu, China, and a mixed use Tower in Beijing. Before joining the practice, she participated in the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition 2014, invigilating for the British Pavilion in 2014. Megan joined the practice in 2015 after graduating with Distinction from Queen’s University Belfast, where she was nominated for the RIBA Bronze, Silver and Dissertation Medal.
Following completion of her Part III studies at the University of Westminster, Megan has had a particular focus on many of our end-user projects and has been project architect for; Broadhurst Gardens, Clifton Hill and a Grade II Listed property on Great James Street. Megan has also worked on a series of commercial developments including Hurlingham, Barrie House and more recently was project architect for a large mixed-use development in Westminster, Palmer Street.
Siobhan works with MWA’s management team on all aspects of the Group’s financial management. She is partly project-focused, looking at project billing and costing - and partly focused on the MWA business, managing company cash flow, costing resources and the creation of management accounts. Siobhan is always pro-active, ensuring that smooth cash flow and profitability are consistently managed for the Group, covering internal and external staffing costs, as well as assisting in managing client accounts for the FF&E / residential interior design side of the business in support of projects. Siobhan joined MWA in 2013 from ESA Architects where she managed the financials of a 65 Architect firm building commercial and residential projects in central London.
BA(Hons) MArch Dip Arch ARB
Lauren graduated with Distinction from the University of Manchester in 2014, where she was nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal. Prior to joining MWA in 2016, Lauren gained extensive experience working at Dixon Jones. Lauren obtained her Part III qualification at London Metropolitan University in 2017 and works across a range of sectors for MWA.
Since joining MWA, Lauren has delivered some of the office’s high-end residential projects, including Hampstead House and Marylebone House and also worked on The Allbright Club, women’s only members club in Mayfair. Lauren now leads MWA first Healthcare project; One Welbeck.
In addition, Lauren oversees and manages all MWA Interior Design Projects.
BAS MArch(Prof) Hons
Sam graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Auckland in 2013, after which he gained valuable experience working on a number of high-end private residential projects in New Zealand. Sam joined MW-A in 2016 and now works on a number of residential projects including Melina Place & Eaton House.
BA (Hons), DipArch, ARB
Charley joined MWA in 2019. Prior to this he spent 13 years at Make Architects working on a range of masterplanning, residential, office and mixed use schemes.
Charley has a delivered a number of complex schemes through the planning process. One of Charley’s key skills is developing strong initial concepts and realising them into built projects. While at Make Architects he worked on the 80 Charlotte Street project transforming a city block into a mixed use development comprising 30,000m2 of offices and 1,300m2 of private residential. Charley was recently involved in the successful planning approval for Norfolk house, St James Square which included the demolition of an existing building and reconstruction of two neo-Georgian facades to provide a new office building in Westminster.
Prior to joining Make, he worked at Dixon Jones, gaining extensive experience on residential, commercial and cultural projects in the UK and abroad, including the mixed use office scheme King’s Place in London.
BA (Hons) International Business
Vanessa studied at the European Business School London. She began working at MWA in 2014 diverting from her previous career in Investment Banking and Real Estate Private Equity at Bear Stearns and Mission Capital respectively. Vanessa is currently involved in the company’s FF&E design team, working on projects such as Chester Square and Elm Tree Road.
Rawan graduated her Part II with Distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture after completing her Part I from the University of Bath. Prior to joining MWA in 2017, she gained experience working at offices in London, Bristol and Abu Dhabi. Rawan works as MWA's lead 3D artist and oversees the architectural visualisation team while working on various stages of projects. Recent involvement in end user and developer projects include Eastcastle Street, Palmer Street, Rochester Row and Welbeck Private Healthcare.
BAS M.Arch (Prof)
Morgan is a recent graduate from Victoria University of Wellington with a few locally-renowned New Zealand firms already on his CV. Prior to joining MWA, Morgan got his first taste of life in the real world at Paris Magdalinos Architects where he worked on various private residential, retreat and hotel projects. During his last year of study he worked for Nott Architects and Gas Project broadening his design expertise into the specialisation of hospitality and retail designs. Morgan is new to both MWA and London, with an interest in working with the old and new, he already knows he’s in the right place.
Ursula graduated her Part II from Queen’s University Belfast in 2018. Prior to joining MWA, Ursula gained experience working mainly on residential projects within London, placing an emphasis on the response to building within the existing. This has influenced her to have an enthusiasm for materiality, craftmanship, the vernacular and the language between old and new, leading to a responsive consideration to the site and a love of simple detailing and architecture.
Olivia joined MWA in the summer of 2017 after graduating from her Part 1 Architecture degree at the University of Bath. Since then she has worked on a number of projects at various stages including; Welbeck Private Healthcare Facility, Palmer Street, Rochester Row Offices, The Allbright Club and several private homes in St John's Wood.
In addition, Olivia manages the practice's social media platforms, website, and CPD's.
Maddie joined the MWA team after moving over from New Zealand where she worked at Ponting Fitzgerald for two years after graduating from University. She worked on bespoke private residential projects and specialised on the interior detail. Maddie is new to the MWA team and will be working with the residential and 3D visualization team.
BSc (Hons) MArch
Paulina has recently completed her studies at the University of Bath. Prior to joining MWA, she gained experience working on both smaller and larger scale residential and mixed-use projects in London and Edinburgh. Paulina is particularly inspired by architectural design where a building’s immediate surroundings are expressed in a creative yet sensitive manner. She also has a strong awareness of environmental design, developed by her volunteering at the architectural festivals and exhibitions, that promotes nature as a source of architectural inspiration and the use of organic materials.
Beth joined MWA as a Part 1 Assistant in August 2019, after graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Westminster. Beth has a keen interest in retaining fragments of historic details in contemporary Architecture, which she developed while studying for her Part 1. Beth is new to the MWA team and will be assisting a range of residential and commercial projects in the studio.
BAS, MArch (Prof)
Jess joined the MWA team in October 2019 after moving over from New Zealand. Jess has 3 years of experience in a residential architecture firm having worked part time while completing her Masters, and full time for 1.5 years since graduating from Victoria University of Wellington.
Jess will be assisting a range of residential projects in the studio.