Amarna Museum
Pembridge Gardens
Havona House
Suakin
Pembroke Gardens
Aldeburgh Hall
Coffee Garden
Suakin
Amarna Museum
Havona House
Aldeburgh Hall
Pembroke Gardens
Weaving Centre
Suakin
Suakin

Practice

About Us

Mallinson Architects is a research-led practice that specialises in cultural heritage projects, museums and bespoke residential developments in the UK and internationally. We provide a range of services and work on projects from the smallest to the largest scale in all our fields, delivering flexible solutions to varying parameters of a broad range of clients from Presidential Offices to the World Bank, the United Nations, local communities and private individuals. For each project, our RIBA and ARB qualified team are able to create the required infrastructure, providing required skill and expertise, through a multi-disciplinary professional network developed through our projects and published fieldwork. This creative endeavour is disciplined by three factors, including a clear understanding of the solution by the client, the physical restraints of the materials we work with, and the financial limitations of each project; the driving force behind the practice approach to encourage the inclusion of culture and to facilitate cultural sustainability within the development of the built environment, whatever the client may conceive this to be. This website illustrates some of the solutions we have developed, their diversity a reflection of the practice’s design philosophy and the complex cultural origin of our projects and client base.

Michael Mallinson

Michael Mallinson

MA Dip. Arch RIBA

Michael has been Principal Architect / Director of Mallinson Architects and Engineers for the past 30 years, and during this time the firm has specialised in archaeological, architectural and cultural heritage conservation projects, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East. In this capacity Michael has long experience working with international bodies UNESCO and the World Bank, as well as museums, research institutes and government heritage departments/ bodies in the UK, North Africa and the Middle East. Michael is a Cultural Site Management Specialist for Urban World Heritage sites, architect and project manager, and holds a UNESCO field security awareness certificate. 

Helen Mallinson

Dr. Helen Mallinson

BA (Hons), Dip. Arch, MA, MRes, PhD

Helen is a designer, writer, editor and critic with a forty-year track record in the design of architecture and its cultural context. She is currently a lead designer in Mallinson Architects, editor-in-chief of www.drawingmatter.org, and external examiner at Cambridge University. She has extensive experience as a senior manager in the field of architectural education and as a lecturer in the design, history and theory of architecture, urbanism and cultural studies. 

Kate

Dr. Katherine Sarah Ashley

BA (Hons) Dip. Arch Eng.D RIBA

Throughout her nine years of professional experience Kate has worked in research, architecture, programming and management capacities across a range of arts, heritage, museums, and mixed-use projects in the UK, Sudan, Egypt, UAE, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.  Her major specialisation has been in the conservation of cultural heritage, and stakeholder consultation and engagement. Kate has undertaken various project roles for arts and cultural organisations, and public and private sector clients.