Martha Read Architects is an Architecture and Interior Design firm offering a personal and collaborative approach to the creation spaces for life and work. Martha Read started the firm in 2012 after stints at Zaha Hadid Architects (known for the Olympic Swimming Pool in London among other iconic masterpieces) and Gehry Partners (Frank Gehry’s firm in Los Angeles known for the Guggenheim Bilbao and Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles). In those firms, she gained experience on theatres, concert halls, hotels, sports arenas, towers, conference halls, and government buildings. The practice’s completed projects have included kitchen and side return extensions, basement refurbishments, loft extensions, as well as full interior refurbishments. Martha Read has been practising architecture for twenty-five years with experience in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She is fluent in French and also speaks German (she lived in Heidelberg and Paris), having studied French and German at Oxford University prior to studying Architecture at Kingston School of Art. She is from London, and lives in east London (Hackney).

The work is focused on providing the best quality and most agreeable light possible, using natural materials to reflect and enhance the natural daylight. A bespoke service proving custom solutions for any site or client brief, large-scale or small-scale. After concept design stage in which Martha will work with the client to develop the overall design, collaborating with the clients to achieve the optimum solution for their home or office, she will then take it to tender and construction detail stage, managing the party wall awards, all statutory requirements including planning application and building regulations, and can also manage the project on site to completion, including supervision of the works as they progress on site.

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