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Matthew Whittaker

Second Year Design Tutor

Matthew is a founding Director at Whittaker Parsons Ltd. The studio’s projects are hugely varied from small scale domestic extensions and interventions to high-end retail and art installations. These projects are all connected through a consistent methodology. This involves looking rigorously at the context and finding ways to respond, creating projects that are bespoke and unique to their place. The practice enjoys working closely with leading artists and designers to achieve projects that can often have unexpected outcomes.

Matthew completed his Diploma at London Metropolitan under the tutelage of Florian Beigel and Philip Christou and awarded the ‘best portfolio prize’. He has a wide range of experience working for a host of highly acclaimed architectural practices in the UK & abroad. After graduating, he joined Maccreanor Lavington and worked on the feasibility plan for Northwest Cambridge and the Olympic Legacy Masterplan in Stratford. Following this, he joined Caruso St John Architects to work on the RIBA National Award-winning refurbishment of Tate Britain. He then spent a year working for Seung H Sang in Seoul South Korea. On his return to London, Matthew joined Jamie Fobert Architects where he became an Associate & worked on a range of projects. Most notably, Matthew led the £20million extension to Tate St Ives. Since opening in October 2017, the project won Museum of the Year 2018 and was shortlisted for Sterling Prize 2018.’