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.
Georgie Scott BA Hons MArch
Georgie completed her Masters in Architecture at the Sheffield School of Architecture with a Distinction in 2021. Her joint thesis explored fostering communication for dissidents through architecture under a fictional dictatorship in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was awarded the Kenneth H Murta prize for architectural drawing. She completed her undergraduate degree also in Sheffield in 2018, after which she worked at two larger, commercial practices in London on projects across all work stages.
Since joining the practice in late 2021 Georgie has predominantly worked on proposals for a co-working space on the fifth floor of County Hall with a strong focus on sustainability - researching and discussing materials which are reclaimed, recycled or recyclable as well as the impact that the construction industry has on the environment.
Nickolay Penev BA Hons
Nickolay Graduated from the University of Westminster in 2019 and is currently studying his Masters at the London School of Architecture.
Prior to working for Material Works, Nickolay worked at Pilbrow & Patrners on large scale City developments.
Nickolay has developed a strong sense of construction detail through a series of self-build design and construction projects. These include a mobile cycle work-shop space in a shipping container, bespoke furniture and a shop fit-out.
Will Hayter BA Hons March
Will studied Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture and Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2022. His thesis examined alternative ways of redeveloping land in London, creating a prototype for affordable, resident-led housing constructed using Hemp grown on site. The project was informed by a research placement at Haringey Council and was featured as a part of UAL's Climate Action Plan.
Will has worked in both Architectural and Research practices, on projects ranging from a mosque, a housing development, a community engagement strategy and a nightclub. Will joined Material Works in Febuary 2023, bringing with him an interest in co-design, natural materials and storytelling.
Ben Likely BA Hons
Ben joined Material Works in June 2023 . He completed his undergraduate in Brisbane, Australia in 2019 and was awarded the Armstrong Ceiling Award and Armstrong Flooring award for being the student with the highest GPA in his graduating year.
Since finishing he has worked in practices across the world in Brisbane, Lisbon and London. He has worked on a number of education projects including the Adam Smith Hub for University of Glasgow and the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre for Queen’s University Belfast. He also worked on a substantial rail underground project in Brisbane and a social housing competition in Lisbon.
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Architectural Design (RIBA Workstages 0-7)