Studio Map


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Welcome to Studio Map 
Celebrating 20-years of Success

RIBA Chartered Architects

Harrogate based  architectural practice founded in the year 2000


our services

Studio Map Chartered Architects provide a full service from conception to completion. 

The RIBA Chartered Practice Quality Management System forms an integral part of our Quality Assurance and our daily practice.

In addition, we have  ISO 9001:2015 certification.

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Building Information Modelling

Designing with BIM enables us to share information with other consultants and to better evaluate the impact of our design decisions from day 1.

Architecture, Urban Design and  Planning

Creating and Conserving the Built Environment

Established in 2000, we have years of experience in architecture, urban design and planning.  Our detailed feasibility studies  give each project  the  best chance  of obtaining planning approval including planning applications within a heritage setting.

Project Management

Taking the project from conception to completion 

We provide a full service from a comprehensive site analysis, planning drawings and documents, to the technical design required for Building Regulations , Tender and construction.  As experienced project managers, we take the stress out of managing the contract and construction process to deliver a successful  end project.



Studio Map have an extensive portfolio of healthcare, heritage, hotels,

student  accommodation, residential development and award winning, high end  homes. 

Our architects work closely with all clients to create designs that are unique, sustainable and appropriate
to individual need and context.


Roomzzz  Aparthotel, York  

Ranked  the highest rated UK hotel on a global list of Hottest New Hotels, Roomzzz Aparthotel, York
is a  97-bedroom aparthotel located on Terry Avenue, next to the river  in York City Centre.     
Studio Map are keen to promote sustainable technology and  have therefore used cross laminated timber (CLT) as a modern, 
sustainable alternative to traditional construction materials.

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The Aldwark Manor Spa Hotel, Alne, Near York

Studio Map are excited to be involved in alterations to and the  extension of Aldwark Manor Hotel.  This is an on-going project that will include new build accommodation, a new build spa and health facility,  golf club, restaurant and wedding venue, as well as the complete renovation of all existing facilities.   Work commenced on site December 2019 and will be carried out over a three year period.  The images below show the completed bar/lounge, the entrance reception lobby and the restaurant with its' retractable roof.

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Iconinc, Lincoln 

Iconinc involved the conversion and extension of an existing school and parish hall in the heart of the conservation area of Lincoln, to provide 140  new residential units for the University of Lincoln.  Despite holdups due to the discovery of archaeological finds,  including medieval skeletons and a Roman wall, the project was completed September 2020.


Roomzzz  Aparthotel, Newcastle

A new 79-unit extension to Roomzzz Aparthotel in the heart of conservation area of Newcastle city centre.   
The new extension, which is spread over eight floors, is in keeping with the urban setting in terms of scale and mass and  is linked to the existing building via a contemporary new link.  Sustainable  technology is a significant element of the design and we have therefore included CLT,   a highly flexible material with a lower carbon footprint than traditional materials  and a green roof.

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White House Farm, Harrogate,   

A small residential development comprising 9no new detached, semi-detached and terraced houses at Killinghall for Ailsa 3 Developments.  Constructed in stone with slate roofs, the development has a traditional feel, yet offers light, bright and highly contemporary family accommodation  with  good connections to the external amenity.

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Low Mill Mews, Ripon

A small residential development, comprising 10no two and three bed properties for Ailsa 3 Developments, that delivers on cost and quality.   
The development, which combines terrace, semi-detached and detached properties, offers  high-quality, contemporary, sustainable design using traditional materials and local labour.

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The Oval

A 19th century property, sensitively restored from flats to a family home, The Oval has been remodeled and extended to include a large kitchen-dining-family room appropriate to modern family needs. In addition, it has  future proofed against changing requirements with a new glass lift and central stair that are naturally lit by a new roof lantern.

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Private Residential Homes

Studio Map have a strong portfolio of high-end, award winning private residential homes.  Our architects work closely with all clients to create designs that are unique, sustainable and appropriate to individual needs and context.

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project updates

Studio Map have projects at all stages of the RIBA Plan of Works including projects on site and projects that have received or are awaiting  Planning Approval.   Our projects vary in size and type, from exclusive, high-end homes to residential and/or 

mixed-use developments, hotels  and student accommodation.

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Spa & Leisure Facility
Aldwark Manor Hotel

Preparing to Build

Studio Map are currently  progressing the
construction package for an exciting new spa and leisure facility at Aldwark Manor, due to start on site October 2021.

LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020

Winner of Best House 

The team at Studio Map are the proud winners of Best House at this year's 2020 LABC Building Excellence Awards, received  for a high-end, private residential property in Leeds.

Wigley Hall Farm

Under Construction

Construction has started for the conversion of a 17th century farmhouse and associated outbuildings to provide a single family dwelling.   Where appropriate, the historical elements will be retained.  A new contemporary feel will be achieved via the introduction of new, glazed links and by raising the roof to bring in more light.

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Accommodation Lodges,

Aldwark Manor Hotel,

Awaiting Planning Approval

We are looking forward to receiving planning approval for new, self-contained, holiday accommodation  at Aldwark Manor.    The design uses  traditional materials in a contemporary manner to create high-quality,  sustainable units.

Private House, Alwoodley, Leeds

Under Construction

We are currently on-site with  a  contemporary two-storey extension to  an existing property in North Leeds, due to complete early 2022.

Private House, Bramhope,  Leeds

Awaiting Planning Approval 

We are awaiting approval for the re-modelling and extension of an existing home in Bramhope.

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The Highland, Leeds

Awaiting Planning Approval

We are currently seeking approval for a multistorey, mixed use scheme in the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds City Centre.  The development  will provide 16no apartments, 2no duplexes and cafe/bar at street level.

Todson House, Lincoln

Awaiting Planning Approval 

Studio Map look forward to receiving  planning approval on behalf of The Park Lane Group for phase II of the recently completed Iconinc student residential development in Lincoln.

Medical Centre, Nr. York

Concept and Feasibility

An exciting new project albeit still in the early stages:  Studio Map are currently exploring designs for a new medical centre and pharmacy near York prior to submission for planning approval.

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Private House, Alwoodley

Under Construction 

The steel frame is in place for this contemporary new, two-storey dwelling in Alwoodley and we look forward to further  progression  over the next 52-weeks.

Private House, Harrogate

Planning Approval Received

Studio Map have received planning approval for the extension and  modification of a house in Harrogate.

Award Winning Home, Leeds

Winner of LABC Best Home 2020

Studio Map have a strong reputation for providing award winning, high-end residential properties.  A double height entrance hall and a sweeping stair adds a sense of luxury.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Yorkshire  County Cricket Club

Studio Map are proud to sponsor England and Yorkshire County Cricket  player, David Willey (Wildman).



Partnership Scheme

As part of our commitment to providing good, quality-assured  architecture, Studio Map participate in the  LABC partnership scheme.   Our partnership with the LABC is part of our Quality Management System and ensures that we work to quality  standards and within current legislation.

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ISO 9001:2015

Certified Quality Management System

As an RIBA Chartered Practice we use the QMS set out by the RIBA and are  BS EN  ISO 9001:2015 registered.  The object of this is to provide competent, reliable architectural services to our clients and in respect of contractors and other professionals.



Association of
Project Management

David is an experienced and 
certified member of APM. 
APM is the only Chartered  body
for  Project Professionals.

the team

The  team at Studio Map are proud to be part of an award winning practice, completely committed to excellence in design.

Studio Map have a dynamic team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals, who with a focus on enriching the built environment through high quality architecture, strive  always to provide a fully comprehensive and professional service that puts  design excellence and client satisfaction to the forefront.


Clare McCormack, MA

Company Director

The other half of Studio Map...quite literally!

Favourite Building: "As a complete piece of architecture, The Barcelona Pavillion.  As a spatial experience, Antonio Gaudi's La Familia Sagrada, (unfinished), is breathtakingly beautiful and contrary to the Gothic revivalist exterior,  full of light and colour".


David McCormack,  RIBA, MAPM

 Company Director 

David, who is a RIBA registered architect,  project manager and  Principal Designer, is the founding partner of Studio Map  and has over 30-years' experience in architecture, design, architectural education, urban planning and project management. 

Favourite building: "The Barcelona Pavillion, 1929, by Mies van der Rohe for the purity of design, the juxtaposition of rich, traditional materials with  light-weight modern materials, the framing of each new space and view, Mies' understanding of's timeless ." 


Samya Kako, RIBA

Project Architect

A graduate of The Universities of Edinburgh and of Sheffield, Samya qualified in 2016.     

Favourite Building: "...includes The Glucksman Gallery,2005 by O’Donnell & Tuomey for its integration with the landscape, framed views, and selection of materials"


Jose David Saez Cruz, RIBA

Project Architect

A graduate of The University of Valencia, 2012 and  a key member of our team since 2015.

Favourite Building: "The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012, by SANAA for the interpretation of circulatory space and layers of transparency"


Alejandro Medina Pinedo, RIBA

Project Architect

Alex graduated at  ETSAM The Architectural Technical University, Madrid, 2015.

Favourite Building: "The Louvre,  Abu Dhabi, 2017, by Jean Nouvel is a unique project that enhances architectural dualities such as light/shade, calm/ complex, tradition/modernity…"


Romina Nazaryan, BEng, MSc

Architectural Assistant 

Romina is an Engineer  with an MSc in Project Management and 5-years'  experience. 

Favourite Building:   "Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum, 1959, for his unique approach to  space and  play of subtly positioned geometric shapes " 


Tono Rodriguez, MA

Architectural Assistant

Tono qualified at Diego Portales University, Chile in 2010 and has worked in the UK since 2011.

Favourite Architect: "...Mies van de Rohe, particularly the Barcelona Pavillion, 1929 and Farnsworth House, 1945 for its' ephemeral structure"


Tom Hattan, MA

Architectural Assistant 

Tom qualified at The University of Sheffield in 2019 is working towards his Part III.  

Favourite Building: "Farnsworth House, 1945,  by Mies van der Rohe. The building sits lightly on the site, allowing the occupants to be fully connected to the surrounding landscape."


Priya Dayananda, MArch

Architectural Assistant 

Priya qualified at The University of London South Bank in 2019 and will do her part III in 2021.

Favourite Building: "Heritance Hotel, Sri Lanka, 1994 by Geoffrey blends in with the surrounding nature becoming part of the forest "


Vanessa Shieh, MA

Architectural Assistant 

Vanessa qualified at the University of Huddersfield, 2020 and will do her Part III in 2021.

Favourite Architect: "Renzo Piano for his ability to tailor his designs to suit the context, using a combination of modernist and postmodernist principles."


Hala al Haddid, MA

Architectural Assistant

Hala is a graduate of Sheffield University and is currently studying for her MCIAT. 

Favourite Building:  "Richard Roger and Renzo Piano's 'Big Urban Toy' the Pompidou for its peculiar design, inside-out construction and bright mechanical tubing".  


contact us

Studio Map Limited

Bridge House, 1-2 Station Bridge, Harrogate HG1 1SS

Tel: 01423 709192

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We are currently seeking qualified and talented architects to join our team at Studio Map

We are looking for architects with a flair for design and a sensitivity for the built environment.

The successful candidate should have a solid grounding in construction and technology, good presentation skills and experience of BIM software.

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae to 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered without prejudice