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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.

RIBA ARB Practice
Passive House Certification



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.


Material Works Architecture

54 Regents Studios,

8 Andrews Road

London E8 4QN

(020) 7183 5352‬

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Our clients range between businesses, small owners and residents. Through this difference, we aim to establish relationships with buildings and their surrounding context. 


Georgie Scott BA Hons MArch, RIBA

Georgie completed her Masters in Architecture at the Sheffield School of Architecture with a Distinction in 2021. Her joint thesis 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.

Material Works Architecture are based in Regents Studios just off Broadway Market in Hackney. If you're in the area come and see us 



  • Architectural Design (RIBA Workstages 0-7)

  • Interior Design

  • Workspace Coordination

  • Material Research 

  • Sustainability Consultation 

  • Passivehouse Certification

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