Jon provides the overall design leadership to the practice.
Jon is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow winning the Bourdon Prize for Architecture, the John Cowell Prize, the RIAS sketchbook commendation and the Mackintosh School of Architecture Masters Scholarship. He received his Masters in Architecture in 1997. Jon is a regular industry speaker, RIBA Awards judge and visiting critic at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and UCLan.
Jon Matthews Director
John is a studio director, responsible for leading the technical excellence across the practice. His meticulous attention to detail keeps everyone on their toes.
Notable achievements include the delivery of British Council for Offices award winning projects; The Hive for Argent and Fabrica for Royal London. John leads the ongoing delivery of some of Manchester’s emerging landmark developments; Axis Manchester, Oxygen Towers and Brazennose House.
John Crellin Director
Matt is a studio director responsible for leading the design standards across the office overseeing a robust programme of design reviews.
Matt has worked at several AJ100 practices designing award winning buildings. Matt is a budding photographer on social media with in depth knowledge of filter settings.
Matt also leads on recruitment and resourcing for the practice.
Matthew Hayward Director
Andrew brings left sided skills to a predominantly right sided group. After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management he achieved dual qualification as a solicitor, specialising in construction within leading international law firms.
Andrew saw the light and joined a FTSE PLC developer as a Group Counsel and Company Secretary before joining regeneration specialists Urban Splash as Legal and Commercial Director.
Andrew Waugh Commercial Director
Sam has more than ten years professional architectural experience designing and delivering high quality projects with particular expertise in education and private residential. He has previously acted as Technical Advisor for a range of public sector clients under the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Sam trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture before completing his professional training at Westminster University.


Sam Ainsley Associate Director
As a design and project team lead, working principally within the residential, commercial and masterplan sectors, Frances is currently leading a diverse range of projects from private houses to city scale masterplans.
Notable achievements include both her undergraduate and post-graduate thesis projects being nominated for the RIBA Presidents Medal award.
Frances McGeown Associate Director
Richard leads a team delivering a series of city centre regeneration projects such as Brazennose House, Trafford Wharf and the residential mega project, Oxygen.
He has previously worked at Scott Tallon Walker in Dublin and Pascall + Watson in Abu Dhabi working on various aviation, workplace and retail schemes.
Richard Scott Associate Director
Jo ensures the smooth running of the office. She is the face of the practice to visitors, whilst in the background she supports operations by maintaining office systems and overseeing staff and support functions to ensure the technical team can deliver a first-class service to clients.
She has responsibility for accounts, finance, payrolls, HR, IT, bid preparation and the co-ordination of the team to ensure operational needs are met.
Joanne Bradbury Practice Manager / Associate
Jo is a project lead and has been involved in a number of high-profile developments within the practice. She has experience in residential, sports, leisure and commercial sectors and previously worked on masterplanning and ecological design at Bauman Lyons, Urbed and Atelier d’architecture autogérée.
Jo completed her Masters degree at the University of Sheffield and was awarded a distinction for her thesis project and featured in the AJ’s top student work shows.
Joanna Beal Associate
Ian is an experienced project lead working on several of the practice’s high profile residential projects.
He has worked in a wide range of sectors including hotels, commercial, residential, masterplanning and aviation.
Originally from the south coast, Ian first studied at the Manchester School of Architecture and achieved his RIBA Part III professional qualification in 2015.
Ian Burnett Associate
Maria undertook her architectural studies in her native city of Sevilla and has a strong passion for urban design and sustainability.
Since relocating to the UK in 2017, she has developed a diverse portfolio within the mixed use, residential and heritage sectors with experience across all RIBA work stages.
Maria Cadaval Architect
Ricardo completed his architectural education at the University of Lisbon. Within practice, he has developed strong technical skills and has developed an interest in sustainable architecture.
Since relocating to the UK in 2015 he has worked in different practices of varying scale. During his time in practice in the UK Ricardo has gained experience in residential, mixed-use, commercial and heritage sectors.
Ricardo Martins Architect
Enrique completed his Masters degree of Architecture at the University of Valladolid in Spain. His academic experience included landscape, urbanism and structural design.
Since moving to Manchester in 2017, he has worked on a range of large scale residential developments within the city. This has given him a breadth of experience across all RIBA Work Stages and has developed varying technical, software and design skills.


Enrique Rodriguez Architect
Chris is an Architect currently working on a mixed-use masterplan within the city centre.
Prior to joining Jon Matthews Architects, Chris has worked on high profile projects in Knightsbridge, Battersea Power Station and Fitzrovia and has developed an interest in the juxtaposition of retained and new architectural elements. Whilst working in various London practices, Chris has been heavily involved during their Revit implementation processes.
Chris completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Greenwich where he obtained First Class Honours. He gained his Masters at The Bartlett School of Architecture and LSBU.
Chris Singh Architect
Harry is a Part II Architectural Assistant having graduated from the University of Sheffield after completing the collaborative practice course. During his time at Sheffield. Harry was awarded the BDP Live Project award from his work with a local council.
Harry has experience working in the public sector and has helped to design a university library, a series of masterplans as well as an office fit out.
Harry Bruce Architectural Assistant
Dafini is a Part II Architectural Assistant and graduate of the Manchester School of Architecture. At university she was actively involved in organisations including the Architecture Students Network (ASN); the main body representing architecture students in the UK.
She has experience of sports centres and masterplanning, working closely with clients, planning officers and consultants to achieve good design and technical resolutions which meet both client and future occupiers needs.
Dafini Karagyozova Architectural Assistant
Holly is a Part II Architectural Assistant, having studied on the University of Sheffield’s innovative collaborative Practice course for her Master’s degree, with combined academic study with work in practice. This has given her an outlook on design that is both creative and pragmatic.
She is passionate about sustainable and socially conscious design and has experience on a range of project typologies, ranging from large scale residential and university buildings to rural farm conversions.
Holly Madeley Architectural Assistant
Euan recently completed his Bachelor of Architecture undergraduate degree at the Glasgow School of Art where he was awarded the GSA, Stage 3 Sustainability Prize and received a commendation from the Glasgow Institute of Architecture for his Stage 3 project.
During his time at university, Euan focussed on designing spaces that inspire, animate and energise human life. He crafted imaginative places from detailed studies of site, context and landscape that created buildings with a sense of belonging. His design practice carefully considers how a building will be experienced both practically and visually, with a constant focus on the needs of the client and end users.
Euan Clarke Architectural Assistant
Alina is a Part I Architectural Assistant, having completed her undergraduate degree at Manchester School of Architecture. During her time at university, she was part of the team of finalists for the US Solar Decathlon competition which focussed on creating high performance and energy efficient housing prototypes. Other university projects include regeneration and housing schemes for Manchester based sites.
Alina has previous experience in creating verified views, which are accurate sets of CGI images depicting the photorealistic appearance of future schemes within their site context.
Alina Marinescu Architectural Assistant
Ricky is a Part I Architectural Assistant, joining the practice in 2019 after completing his undergraduate degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
He is involved in a variety of projects, assisting on commercial and residential projects such as Brazennose House and Oxygen Store Street and large-scale mixed use masterplanning.
Ricky Wong Architectural Assistant