The Practice


MPA Architects formerly Mark Pinney Associates was founded by Mark Pinney in 1995. Although we now employ more staff we retain the ethos of a small practice allowing us to provide a bespoke architectural service to a continually growing number of UK and International clients. Working with an equally skilled and committed group of specialist consultants we can offer a complete client centred architectural design and project management solution to our clients from concept design to execution.

Our work covers a broad spectrum of projects from individual houses and apartments for private clients to international hotels, however our principal emphasis is in the retail sector.

Since formation we have worked, and have ongoing projects, with many best known international luxury and leading brands including: Armani, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emanuel Ungaro, De Beers, Harry Winston, YSL, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Georg Jensen and Apple.  We also act for a number of leading retail groups on the development of shopping malls and larger retail stores both in the UK and internationally.

In parallel with our retail work we also have a strong presence in the high end residential sector with completed and ongoing projects in London’s West End including the major redevelopment of properties in Lancaster Gate, Philimore Gardens and Belgrave Square.  Whatever the project type or size we look to ensure that the developed design satisfies both the technical and functional requirements of the brief and integrates these into an appropriate and intelligent architectural solution.