Exceptional architecture is the product of great design and enlightened patronage. For this reason David Morley Architects seek out clients who will enable us to do our best work. After 30 years of practice, our projects have been consistently both evolutionary and revolutionary, building on tradition as well as creating prototypes for the future. A David Morley Architects project is a ‘natural consequence’ using both meanings: in harmony with nature and relaxed and unaffected. Our work is integrated, wherever possible using one building component to solve more than one problem and it’s based on a process of dialogue and communication to ensure every scheme is well focused on delivering what each individual client needs. The success of this approach has been reflected in:
100% record in securing planning approval and listed building consent;
Longstanding and on-going relationships with world class clients for example 15 projects for MCC at Lord’s Ground, 3 projects for developers Argent at King’s Cross, 3 projects for developer Urban Splash, 5 projects for the Royal Parks in London, 3 projects at Oxford University and 2 projects for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
Winner of over 50 design awards including Building magazine’s Young Architectural Practice of the Year and finalist for Architectural Practice of the Year;
Projects used extensively as exemplar case studies such as for the Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference in Cambridge and the Building Research Establishment’s recent conference on shading in buildings.
A broad cross section of projects in sensitive locations ranging from the Hub in Regent’s Park to the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building;
David Morley Architects employ a dynamic and energetic team of highly skilled and committed architects, designers and specialists. Value comes from a structured process of communication and dialogue, first to develop the brief through an iterative process, second to work with industry at an early stage to hone the most buildable design and third to measure and respond to feedback.
Wood Awards 2020 - Education & Public Sector - Winner - King's College Wimbledon
RICS West Midlands Social Impact Awards 2020 - Winner - Warwick Uni Sports Hub
Northern Design Awards 2019 - Best Residential Development - Velvet Mill
Structural Awards 2019 - Commendation for structural artistry - Velvet Mil
Civic Trust Award 2004 - Commendation - Luton Walk-in Centre
REDS Best Public Sports Leisure Centre / Pool – Special Mention 2002 - Edgbaston Cricket
Colourcoat Building Awards 2002 - Innovation Award - National Cricket Academy, Loughborough
Civic Trust Award 2002 - Commendation - James Mellon Hall, Oriel College, Oxford
Oxford Preservation Trust Award 2002 - Maplethorpe Building
Civic Trust Award 2001- Commendation - Maplethorpe Building
RIBA Award 2000 - Winner - Indoor Cricket Centre, Edgbaston
Birmingham Design Initiative Award 2000 - Winner - Indoor Cricket Centre, Edgbaston
RIBA Award 1997 - Winner - Lord’s Shop
Aluminium Imagination Award 1997 - Winner - MCC Indoor Cricket School
Structural Steel Innovation Award 1997 - Winner - MCC Indoor Cricket School
Structural Steel Building Award 1997 - Winner - ECB Headquarters
RIBA Stirling Prize 1996 - Runner Up - MCC Indoor Cricket School
RIBA Best Sports and Leisure Building 1996 - Winner - MCC Indoor Cricket School
Structural Steel Special Merit Award 1996 - Winner - MCC Indoor Cricket School
RIBA Award 1996 - Winner - MCC Indoor Cricket School
Civic Trust Award 1996 - Commendation - MCC Indoor Cricket School
RICS Efficient Building Award 1996 - Commendation - MCC Indoor Cricket School
Ambulatory Surgery International (ASI)
Arlington Property Developers
Bon Secours Health System
Chester-le-Street District Council
England and Wales Cricket Board
Gower Place Practice
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Herschel Grammar School
Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
International Cricket Council
Israel Tennis Center
Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery
King’s College School
Lawn Tennis Association
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnerships NHS Trust
Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust
London Borough of Camden
London Borough of Richmond
London Borough of Wandsworth
Luton and Bedfordshire NHS Trust
Luton Primary Care Trust
Macmillan Cancer Care and Support
Maidstone Rugby Football Club
Marylebone Cricket Club
Mote Cricket Club
North Somerset Council
Northern Ireland Health Estates
Norwich Primary Care NHS Trust
Nuffield College, Oxford
Olympic Delivery Authority
Oriel College, Oxford
Parish of Two St James
Regent’s Park Golf & Tennis School
Rider Levett Bucknall
Royal Parks Foundation
Saffron Walden County High School
Sevenoaks Town Council
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust
SJ Berwin and Co
South Northumberland Cricket Club
South West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
St Andrew’s University
St Hugh’s College, Oxford
St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy
St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust
St Pancras Housing Association
Stuart and Thu Twaddell
The Badminton Association
The Campus, North Somerset Council
The Hurlingham Club
The London Institute
University of Kent
University of Nottingham
University of Plymouth
University Partnerships Programme
University of Warwick
University of Worcester
Wycombe Abbey School
Ville de Nancy
Youth Sport Trust
David Morley Architects have over 30 years of experience in producing environmentally sensitive buildings, pioneering the use of natural daylight in indoor playing areas. Our design process is primarily based on a strong commitment to sustainability using passive means, that is, by firstly considering building form, orientation and construction, and how it can influence and modify the environment within.
For a building to be truly sustainable it must be economically and functionally successful as well as achieving the goals of low environmental impact and low energy use, so the buildings and the installed services should be capable of change over the long-term. Our integrated approach and internal specialisms in the field of environmental design enable us to develop strategies for buildings that can enhance their environmental performance over their lifetime, creating a better asset for both our clients and their building users.
Our Environment Team provides consultancy on both DMA architectural projects and as support to other architectural practices:
David Morley Architects is a design led, award winning architectural practice with a broad sector portfolio based in Clerkenwell, London.
We are always keen to hear from talented Architects looking for a new opportunity. If you are interested in joining our vibrant and friendly practice, we would like to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, covering letter and brief portfolio (5MB max).
Please note that we are only able to respond to successful candidates. David Morley Architects is an equal opportunities employer.
Having founded David Morley Architects in 1987, after 13 years working with Norman Foster, David has brought together a team that have designed 500 projects winning over 100 awards. These include pioneering healthcare projects, 15 projects at Lord’s Ground, three projects at the University of Oxford, the London 2012 Water Polo Venue, five projects for the Royal Parks and three projects at London’s King’s Cross. David is an honorary scholar of King’s College Cambridge and published his first book ‘Five by 5’ in 2012. He judges RIBA Competitions and the Wood Awards. David loves sailing when time permits. PDF CV
Andy Mytom leads David Morley Architects’ work in the Sports and Leisure sector. He has worked on notable large schemes that have contributed to the Practice’s reputation as a leader in this field. He joined David Morley Architects in 1996 specifically to work on sports projects. To date, he has worked on 15 projects for the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s, offering David Morley Architects the opportunity to carry out pioneering work in cricket facility design. PDF CV
Chris studied at UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture and joined DMA in 2000. Over the past 20 years he’s worked across multiple sectors, on new build and retrofit projects. He is currently the Sports and Healthcare Sector Lead for the practice. At DMA he has completed projects in very sensitive natural / historic settings including the Water Polo Venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Look Out Education Centre in Hyde Park, a multi-faculty academic building for the University of Plymouth the David Ross Sports Village for the University of Nottingham. Outside the practice, Chris likes to spend his time keeping fit, collecting art and spending time with his new-born son. PDF CV
Having worked in finance for PR and Marketing companies, Nicky joined David Morley Architects in 2004 to evaluate the financial system and make recommendations to the partners. His contribution to the company has increased significantly and his role covers all matters relating to finance. PDF CV
Office Administrator / Document Controller
Tracy joined David Morley Architects in 2000 as Practice Receptionist. She is now responsible for project administration for key projects within the office. PDF CV
Practice Manager, Associate
Eiza joined David Morley Architects in May 2017 with 12 years of office operations experience gained from the architectural and design industries and currently oversees the day to day management of the practice. As part of her role she works alongside senior management to strategise, facilitate the maintenance of its ISO 9001, ISO 14001, RIBA Chartered Practice and CHAS accreditations, as well as implement the business masterplans. Outside of work, Eiza develops her newly found interests in SAS survival skills and Wing Chun. PDF CV
During her time at David Morley Architects, Helen has worked primarily in the education, sports and residential sectors. Notable projects include the Campus at Weston super Mare, which is an RIBA award-winning new build community project that combines a primary school, a secondary school for children with severe learning difficulties, and a community centre, within one building, and the London 2012 Waterpolo venue, for which Helen was responsible for delivery of the design stage. Two of Helen’s most recent projects include Wycombe Abbey School and a multi-storey school and residential development at King’s Cross. PDF CV
Mark completed his diploma at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2001, graduating with commendation in design and distinction in technical dissertation. He joined David Morley Architects in 2001 and has specialised in sports and leisure and higher education sector projects ever since. Mark became an associate in 2010. He currently leads the architectural team working on the Dickson Poon China Centre Building at St Hugh's College, Oxford. PDF CV
Adrian studied at Edinburgh College of Art and qualified as an architect in 1999. He has worked with several companies in both the UK and Australia and has experience in a wide range of sectors.
Since joining David Morley Architects in 2010, Adrian has led several projects for The Royal Parks, delivered Thames Lodge at St Bernard’s Hospital in Ealing and developed several education projects for the public and private sectors, as well as leading the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the office. In August 2014, Adrian became an associate. Outside of work, Adrian spends his time sketching, DIY and running. PDF CV
Jennifer studied architecture at the University of Cape Town and completed an MSc in Energy and Buildings at Cranfield University.
She joined David Morley Architects in 2005 to work on the Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Her recent projects include a number of sustainable retrofits to historic buildings. Jennifer leads the practice’s Environmental Team, which provides sustainable design consultancy and BREEAM services and also manages the Practices ISO 14001 certification. In August 2014 Jennifer became an associate at David Morley Architects. PDF CV
Karol joined David Morley Architects in January 2011 and has most recently been Project Architect for Zone W of the King’s Cross masterplan, a large residential project in central London for developer Argent, recently submitted for planning permission.
Previous projects at David Morley Architects include Keynes College student housing for the University of Kent, a residential project at Lister Mills with Urban Splash and Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building. PDF CV
Simon joined David Morley Architects in 2014 and is currently working on Reading School development. A Brighton University architecture graduate, Simon has a wealth of experience in housing, education, arts, workplace, masterplanning, competitions and conservation work.
With over nine years’ experience, Simon is a well-practiced project manager, his site experience ranges from £300k projects to £7m housing developments, and most recently a 130,000sqft mixed use development. PDF CV
Tim completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2000, and joined David Morley Architects in 2001 where he has developed a specialism in the sports and leisure sector. He has previously worked for healthcare, education and commercial-based architectural practices in the UK and abroad.
Before his qualification as an architect Tim worked on various projects including the Liverpool Biosciences Centre, the English Institute of Sport at The University of Bath and more recently as project architect for the Lee Valley Athletics Centre and Student Residential Development at Loughborough University.
Tim is currently project architect on the 800 bed Keynes III Student Residential and 300 bed Chaucer Conference Centre developments at the University of Kent. PDF CV
Tony graduated with First Class Honours at the Manchester School of Architecture in 2002.
Following his degree he worked at Squire and Partners in London for his Part 1 placement and during his diploma studies where he returned to Manchester. This included half a year studying abroad at the University of Newcastle, Australia. PDF CV
Alastair is an architect (BA Manchester & DipArch Oxford Brookes) with an MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering from the Bartlett (UCL). He has experience in architectural practice and the building Industry in the UK and USA. Alastair is passionate about wellness and low-carbon design. Since joining DMA in 2010, Alastair has primarily worked on Sport, Education and Residential sectors, recently completing the Claudia Parsons Halls and Elite Athlete Centre at Loughborough University and currently a new build Baptist Church. Alastair is a keen cyclist and always looking for the next adventure. PDF CV
Having worked in and around design for most of his life Tim Graduated in 2008 with a 2:1 from The Manchester School of Architecture. He then joined MAAP where he worked on a varied range of (mainly) Medical Buildings. Being given a lot of freedom he gained a very wide range of experience until leaving the practice in 2010 to travel around South and Central America. Upon his return, he worked freelance and on personal projects across a broad spectrum of design related fields. Tim’s interests with health, society and well-being sees him primarily working on Healthcare, Sports and other Public Facing Architecture. PDF CV
Yu-Wei is a Bartlett School of Architecture graduate. He joined David Morley Architects in May 2014 and registered to ARB in 2017. During his time at DMA he has worked on a wide range of projects including Stewart House, Royal Wharf, the Triangle residential building in King’s Cross and the £40 million Nottingham University David Ross Sports Village. He is currently working on a residential project in Matlock.
Yu-Wei is a fluent Mandarin and Cantonese speaker. A keen sportsman, Yu-Wei has a passion for rock climbing and cycling. PDF CV
Natalie completed her Part 3 at the Bartlett School of Architecture – UCL. She holds an MA in Sustainable Architecture with distinction; a Part 2 Architectural Diploma and Part 1 BA(Hons) from UEL and University of Brighton. She joined DMA in February 2018 and has worked in a variety of projects across multiple sectors including Healthcare, Residential and Commercial. She is currently the Project Architect on the Charterhouse School Café, and on the Kifissia project, a senior living build-to-rent project in Athens, Greece. In her free time Natalie enjoys reading, architectural photography and cycling. PDF CV
Judy graduated from the Bartlett school with a BSc in Architecture. She joined David Morley Architects in 2016 as a Part 1 assistant and has since returned with her Part 2 Diploma from the AA. Judy has gained a wide range of RIBA stages experience in multi sector projects, including the Loughborough Student Residential Masterplan and the Matlock Gateway – a residential project in the Derbyshire Dales.
She is currently working on the Abingdon Boarding Houses, the Oasis Project and Whittington Hospital alongside studying for her Part 3. In her spare time, Judy enjoys mountain sports, pottery and woodwork. PDF CV
Henry is currently working as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant and is involved with the Residential and Commercial sectors at DMA. Relevant projects include;
catering facilities for The Royal Parks
Cafe at Charterhouse School. PDF CV
Iury graduated from the University of Kent with a BA(Hons) in Architecture, completing his MArchD at Oxford Brookes University, where he specialised in Sustainable Design and Building Physics. Iury joined David Morley Architects in 2019 and is currently working on the delivery of a scheme development for Goldhill Baptist Church's new gathering and community space and a six storey comprehensive refurbishment for Ambulatory Surgery International. Iury completed his RIBA Part 3 Professional Diploma in 2020. On the weekends Iury enjoys long distance cycles through AONB’s in the UK and the occasional venture to Europe. PDF CV
Originally from New Zealand, Chanelle moved to London in 2018 and joined David Morley Architects in March 2020. She has a degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Communications from Auckland University of Technology, which she pairs with her passion for architecture and design. Prior to joining DMA, Chanelle worked in the marketing team for two of the UK’s top interior fit out specialists. Chanelle works alongside the Practice Manager managing DMA’s Marketing, Business Development and bid activities. PDF CV