Welcome to Studio Map
Celebrating 20-years of Success
RIBA Chartered Architects
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.
The RIBA Chartered Practice QMS is based upon ISO 9001:2015.
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.
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.
LABC Building Excellence Awards: our portfolio includes award winning Residential Projects
Studio Map has a strong portfolio of high-end, award winning residential homes in York, Leeds, Ilkley and London. Our architects work closely with all clients to design homes that are unique, sustainable and appropriate to each individual context and location.
Finalist 2015 LABC Building Excellence Awards
Finalist 2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards
Winner 2020 LABC Building Excellence Awards
Finalist 2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards and featured in Architecture Today
"Designing and Construction with ICF".
Studio Map has an extensive portfolio that includes residential, commercial, healthcare and heritage.
In addition, we have recently added a number of hotels to our portfolio in York, Liverpool, Lincoln, Newcastle and North Yorkshire.
The conversion of a former mill at Drighlington to create 40no residential apartments
The conversion of a former office block in Liverpool to create city centre rental apartments for young professionals with shared 'life-style' amenities including concierge, gymnasium and social hub.
New detached residence completed in 2018 for a private client. The project was built using local materials and local labour.
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 and restaurant.
Roomzzz Aparthotel, York
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.
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.
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 will be completed August 2020.
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.
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.
Studio Map have a number of projects currently on site including Aparthotels at York and Newcastle,
apartments for students on a heritage site in the centre of Lincoln,
high-end residential homes
and the residential housing developments at Ripon and Harrogate.
Low Mills, Ripon
A 10-unit housing development for Ailsa3 Developments at Ripon will start on site with Ellison Construction, March 2020. The development adopts the architectural language of the local vernacular, with the use of traditional materials providing a sympathetic response to the semi-rural environment.
Park Crescent, Leeds
Awaiting Planning Approval
We are awaiting approval for a new, four storey development at 1 Park Crescent, located within the conservation area of Roundhay. The proposals are for six two-bedroom apartments, two two-bedroom duplexes and associated landscaping and amenity.
Planning Approval for New Extension
Following receipt of planning consent, Studio Map are currently preparing the technical design for a new extension to a family home in the conservation area of Nottinghamshire. The internal re-modelling significantly opens up the interior and fully embraces the connections with the outside.
The Hambleton Hotel, Hambleton
Planning Approval for New Extension
We have received planning approval for the renovation and extension of The Hambleton Inn, a 19th century heritage property located within the North York Moors National Park, to create a new 22-bedroom hotel, bar and restaurant set around an internal courtyard.
Private House, Alwoodley, Leeds
Planning has been approved for a new two-storey, four-bedroom house in North Leeds. The design is appropriate to modern family living both spatially and in terms of maximizing the relationships between the internal spaces and the external setting, whilst the light, modern use of materials introduces a new, highly contemporary vernacular to the local area.
Wigley Hall Farm
Studio Map have approval 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.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Studio Map are proud to sponsor England and Yorkshire County Cricket player, David Willey (Wildman).
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.
RIBA Chartered Practice
Quality Management System
As an RIBA Chartered Practice we use the QMS set out by the RIBA and based on BS EN ISO 9000:2015, with the objective of providing competent, reliable architectural services to our clients and in respect of contractors and other professionals.
David is an experienced and
certified member of APM.
APM is the only Chartered body
for Project Professionals.
Studio Map have a dynamic team of highly qualified and dedicated architects, 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
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
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 perspective...it's timeless ."
Billy Melguizo Fajardo, RIBA
Project Architect & Principal Designer
Billy qualified at The School of Architecture, Seville and has over 16-years' experience in architecture.
Favourite buildings: "...include prize winning Boarding School, 1995, by Carme Pinós, who conceptualizes the landscape to create designs unique to the particular character of each place and Alvaro Siza Vieira's Boa Nova Tea House , Portugal, 1963, which represents a deep understanding of the qualities of the local landscape"
Tono Rodriguez, MA
Chilean architect, Tono, qualified at Diego Portales University in 2010 and has lived and worked in the UK since 2011.
Favourite Architects: "Mies van der Rohe, in particular Barcelona Pavilion, 1929, an internatioal reference for Modernist architecture and Farnsworth House, 1945, with it's ephemeral structure. Also Frank Lloyd Wright: Robie House, 1910, and Fallingwater, 1935, for the juxtaposition of abstract elements and utilization of structure to create the illusion of light"
Tom Hattan, MA
Part II Architectural Assistant
Tom qualified at The University of Sheffield in 2019 is working towards his Part III.
Favourite Building: "Farnsworth House, 1945, by Ludwig 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
Part II Architectural Assistant
Priya graduated from The University of London South Bank in 2019 and will do her part III with Studio Map in 2021.
Favourite Building: "Heritance Hotel, Sri Lanka, 1994 by Geoffrey Bawa....it blends in with the surrounding nature becoming part of the forest "
Vanessa Shieh, MA
Part II Architectural Assistant
The newest member of the team is Vanessa, who completed her part II at the University of Huddersfield, 2020.
Favourite Architect: "Renzo Piano for his abilitiy to tailor his designs to suit the context, using a combination of modernist and postmodernist principles."
Romina Nazaryan, B.Eng M.Sc.
Engineer & Project Manager
Romina, is an Engineer with an MSc in Construction & Project Management and over 5-years' professional experience.
Favourite Architect: "Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum, 1959, for his unique approach to space with the spiral ramp rising to a domed skylight, the play of subtly positioned geometric shapes and harmonic integration of triangles, ovals, arches, circles and squares."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered without prejudice
Studio Map Limited
Bridge House, 1-2 Station Bridge, Harrogate HG1 1SS
Tel: 01423 709192