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William Matthews Associates is an architecture practice based in central London.

Since 2013 the studio has worked in the UK and internationally on a range of cultural, commercial and infrastructure commissions, completing critically acclaimed projects such as the Tintagel Castle Footbridge and the Canada Square Pavilion.

We work with committed public and private clients including English Heritage, Canary Wharf, the London Legacy Development Corporation and HS2. We also enjoy collaborating with other architects, designers and artists. The practice has earned international recognition, winning multiple architectural competitions and awards. Our work has been widely published in the UK and internationally.

Current projects include a major regeneration scheme for Borovets, Bulgaria’s largest ski resort, a new bridge in Stratford for the LLDC and a prominent building for HS2 at Euston Station. Completed projects range from a handcrafted kayak for Wallpaper* Magazine to a feasibility study for a 280m tall £600m office development in the City of London.


William Matthews studied architecture at the University of Sheffield (1987-1993) before working at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris (1994-2012). With RPBW he completed several internationally recognised projects including the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Potsdamer Platz Berlin and the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

From 2001 until its completion in 2013 William led the design team of the Shard in London.

The team:

  • Christopher Hall
  • David Walker - Director
  • Edward Kilkenny-Brown
  • Giuseppe Tonelli
  • Jerzy Fryczkowski
  • Joe Randall
  • Katie Bartlett
  • Martha Minton
  • Noelia Jimenez Robles
  • Noelia Portugal
  • Satwinder Samra - Collaborator
  • William Matthews - Director
  • Zulema Tanco Lopez

Past team members:

  • Alex Fedyk
  • Alexandre Pachiaudi
  • Ambra Chiesa
  • Ebitimi Appah
  • Florian Ballan
  • Isaac Eluwole
  • Hassan Essaadi
  • Lucy Reader
  • Madeleine Ike
  • Oliver Warren
  • William Conway


  • William Matthews Associates
  • 169 Long Lane
  • London SE1 4PN

Careers - We are always interested to hear from talented people looking to join our team. CVs can be sent by email or by post.

Legal - William Matthews Associates and WMA are trading names of William Matthews Associates Limited, a limited liability company registered in England and Wales; company number 8416578; registered office 169 Long Lane, London SE1 4PN.

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