To improve life through creative and intelligent design. 

To provide positive and proactive support to the people we work with.

To conserve our environment and our culture for future generations.

And most of all, to be happy.

Back in 2010 - Matt and Rob consulting with the locals in Balgue, Nicaragua

Back in 2010 - Matt and Rob consulting with the locals in Balgue, Nicaragua


Rob Mawson and Matt Parker met in 2010 during their Masters in Architecture at the University of Sheffield. It was their strong sense of motivation and passion for making that led them to Nicaragua to build their first project, the Balgue Community Centre.  Since then, they have continued to collaborate on a number of voluntary projects and private commissions, while independently gaining experience working for highly regarded architectural practices in London.

Rob and Matt formed MAP Architecture in 2012 and have completed a series of small residential projects in their spare time. In summer 2017 they left their respective practices to work full time for MAP.

MAP Architecture is registered with Companies House as MAP Architects Ltd (Company Number: 10293590)


We provide an open-mind, enthusiasm and a hands-on approach to all our work. We are passionate about the craft of building and believe that every project should intrinsically respond to its physical and social context.

By working closely with, and listening attentively to, our clients we fully identify their requirements before presenting creative and innovative design solutions.  The same attention and dedication is given to every project from beginning to end with the aim to create architecture of the highest quality at the lowest possible economic and environmental cost. 

Robert Mawson - Partner + Architect

Since completing his Masters in Architecture course in Sheffield in 2011, Rob has been based in London working on a range of large scale Museum, Residential and Education sector projects for both private and public sector clients and institutions. Rob has worked at both ends of the construction process, leading teams of professionals through the feasibility and planning stages of a project and delivering highly complex projects through construction working with a contractor. 

Matthew Parker- Partner + Architect

Matthew has a particular interest and expertise in the residential sector. He has led numerous large scale, award winning, mixed use developments for developers, housing associations and local authority clients. At the other end of the scale, Matthew  has a wealth of experience, and passion for, designing one off homes for individual clients.  He has a keen eye for detail and, with a background in cabinetmaking, he relishes the opportunity to be hands on during the design and construction process.