Material Works is an Architecture Practice based in London. Founded in 2018 by experienced and award winning Architects, we are dedicated to the creation of well crafted buildings and interiors that balance aesthetics and function. We have a deep understanding of both traditional and modern construction methods and have developed a portfolio of successful projects throughout London that marry the two. We approach each commission as a distinct narrative, developing designs with sketches and models to create bespoke solutions that satisfy practical demands and bring joy to our clients.
Following the successful completion of several private commissions, we completed our first commercial project in 2020 - the refurbishment and extension of 4,000 sqm of office space. We are now working on a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from residential refurbishments to co-work fit-outs, the restoration of an historic covered market and our first large scale new build starting on site in West London. On all projects we seek to add value and provide realistic and effective solutions. We work closely with our clients to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.
Dickon Hayward BA Hons MA (RCA), RIBA
Dickon studied architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture and the Royal College of Art. In 2016 he was awarded the RIBA London Project Architect of the Year award
Before founding Material Works, Dickon was Associate Director at Studio RHE where he led design teams for a series of award winning workspace projects in London including the Alphabeta Building, Shoreditch and Republic, East India Dock. He has also designed and delivered a number of hospitality and residential projects including the Lido Mar, Montenegro, the Pegaso apartments, Shoreditch and several substantial private homes.
Miguel Alonso Rodriguez ARB
Miguel became an architect in Madrid in 2015 with honours, from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
Since then, he has gained experience both in Spain and the UK, working at Aranguren & Gallegos, Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio. He has worked in a wide range of sections including cultural, commercial, residential, infrastructure and masterplanning. Miguel is passionate about sustainability and keen to address the climate emergency and the social implications of architecture and design.
Vita Rossi BA Hons MArch
Vita Graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London with distinction in 2018.
Prior to working for Material Works, Vita worked as an assistant to the artist Fiona Banner as well as working on Architectural projects with Robin Partingdon and Partners.
Bérénice Martin BA Hons MA (RCA)
Bérénice studied architecture at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, graduating with a first-class honours in 2014 and receiving a distinction for her Masters.
Berenice has extensive work experience in interiors and architecture having worked at Michaelis Boyd Associates, DMFK Architects and the AOC. Bérénice has a particular interest in the use of craft, materiality and the translation of art into architecture. She often collaborate with artists and has been involved in designing and building sets and installations.
Andre Frino BA Hons MA (RCA)
Originally hailing from Sydney Australia, Andre graduated from the University of Sydney Architecture Faculty before moving to London to complete his masters at the Royal College of Art.
Prior to working at Material Works, Andre worked at Cooke Fawcett Architects on a number of bespoke residential projects and design competitions and at MHN Design Union in Sydney where he worked on a series of residential developments.
Andre is highly skilled in computer modelling and maintains the practices design systems.