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Mass Architecture is a partnership founded by Charlotte Harrison and Glen McGowan in London in 2004.

They relocated to York in 2009 and now work throughout Yorkshire and the North East. They have won design awards for their work in London and York and have been involved in a wide range of projects with local, regional and national clients.

Mass Architecture’s clients receive an exceptional service delivered by our highly experienced and committed team of architects and architectural assistants.

Mass Architecture is an RIBA Chartered Practice and has been a member of the Government pre-qualification body ‘Constructionline’ since 2007.

Our team

Charlotte Harrison

BA(Hons), PG Dip Arch(UCL), MA(UCL), RIBA

Partner


charlotte@massarchitecture.com

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Charlotte is a founding partner of Mass Architecture. Graduating from The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) in 1999, she qualified as an architect in 2002. With 20 years of experience in private practice, Charlotte has expertise in the design and refurbishment of buildings and interiors for the commercial, community and residential sectors.

Charlotte co-organised an international festival of architecture in Leeds in 1996 before joining Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects in 1999, where she ran projects for Shelter and the Barbican Arts Centre.

From 2004-2010 Charlotte was engaged part-time as a design tutor and lecturer at Universities in London, Leeds and Sheffield.

From 2009 onwards Charlotte has been a panel member of the Yorkshire and Humber Design Review Panel.

Charlotte has been a Royal Academy exhibitor in the Architectural Drawing category, and has won design Awards in both London and York.

Charlotte is Co-President of the York Architectural Association (RIBA) and sits on the Regional Council of the RIBA.

Charlotte is a Freeman of the City of York and London.

Glen McGowan

BA(Hons), PG Dip Arch(UEL), MA(Dist), RIBA

Partner


glen@massarchitecture.com

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Glen McGowan is a founding partner of Mass Architecture. Glen specialises in working with historic buildings and monuments and has completed a Masters in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) at The University of York. He works with clients from the commercial, ecclesiastical and community sectors, as well as with private clients.

He began his career as a carpenter, before commencing his architectural education at Westminster University.

Prior to founding mass architecture in 2004, Glen worked for MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects on a number of prestigious projects including the BBC Broadcasting House, Southwark Tube Station and Cambridge University.

Glen has been a design tutor and lecturer in construction technology at universities in London, Leeds and Sheffield.

Glen has been Chair of the Friends of York Walls since November 2014; a local charity that cares for York’s city walls.

Nick Walters

B Arch, BSC Hons

Senior Architectural Assistant


nick@massarchitecture.com

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Nick joined Mass Architecture as a Senior Architectural Assistant in October 2021 after completing RIBA Parts 1 and 2 at UWCC Welsh School of Architecture.

Nick has extensive experience of large scale, new-build residential projects and smaller scale contemporary residential design, as well as care home projects. Nick started his career with Yorkon Ltd. and worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing design and specification services for the construction of modular buildings.

Alongside his architectural work, Nick creates art and multi-media works that have been exhibited at art festivals including Illuminating York, Shambala Festival and York Design Week.

Michael Martos

BArch(Hons), M.Arch, ARB, RIBA

Architect


michael@massarchitecture.com

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Michael joined Mass Architecture in 2021 having worked in offices in London and York after moving to the UK in 2016. Previously, he worked in architectural practices in Greece on a range of projects including residential houses, hospitality, public buildings and marine/shipping interior design.

Prior to joining Mass Architecture, Michael worked for 3 years in DPA Architects in London and 2 years at DSP Architects in York, working on projects with small, medium and large scales of construction. He has experience on all phases of design from brief preparation to detail design and construction. Michael has participated in projects in several roles including designer, planner technical designer and project manager.

Katie Hammond

BA(Hons), M.Arch.

Architectural Assistant


katie@massarchitecture.com

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Katie joined Mass Architecture as an Architectural Assistant in October 2020 following her studies at Glasgow School of Art, where she completed her RIBA Part II.

She has worked in practice within the heritage and residential sectors for several years whilst completing her qualifications.

Katie has an interest in kayaking, bollywood dancing, drawing/painting, travelling and furniture restoration.


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