Studio Map


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Welcome to Studio Map 
Celebrating 20-years of Success  Anniversary

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.

The RIBA Chartered Practice QMS is based upon ISO 9001:2015.  

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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  

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 and restaurant.


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.


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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Private House, Alwoodley, Leeds

Under Construction

The construction phase is underway with Verus Construction  for a new two-storey, four-bedroom house in North Leeds.  The design is  appropriate to modern family and introduces a new,  highly contemporary  vernacular to the local area.

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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Low Mills, Ripon

Under Construction

A 10-unit housing development for Ailsa3 Developments at Ripon,  on site with Ellison Construction.  The development adopts the local vernacular, with the use of  traditional materials providing a  sympathetic response  to the semi-rural environment.

Private House, Alwoodley, Leeds

Awaiting Planning Approval 

We are awaiting approval for a new, two storey extension to the rear and to the side of an existing property in North Leeds.

Private House, Alwoodley,  Leeds

Awaiting Planning Approval 

We are awaiting approval for a new, two storey extension to an existing home in North Leeds.

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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

New Commission

Studio Map are currently preparing a planning application on behalf of The Park Lane Group for phase II of the recently completed Iconinc student residential development in Lincoln.

Park Crescent, Leeds

Awaiting Planning Approval

Planning approval is anticipated for the construction of a new four storey development in Roundhay, North Leeds, to house 4no  new two bedroom  apartments and 2no new duplexes.


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.

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.


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 ." 

Billy Melguizo Fajardo 

Project Architect

Billy graduated at The School of Architecture, Seville and has

16 years' experience.

Favourite Building: "...Boarding School, 1995 by Carme Pinos' for the conceptualization of landscape to create unique designs"

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"

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."

Sam Micklefield, MArch

Architectural Assistant 

Sam qualified at the University of Dundee in 2016 and is working towards his Part III.

Favourite Building: "Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre, 1992 by Edward Cullinan. The modern use of traditional materials roots the building in the historic landscape." 


contact us

Studio Map Limited

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

Tel: 01423 709192



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


Tel: 01423 709192

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

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