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Welcome.

My name is Mark Rist, an RSA fellow and RIba-award winning ARB registered Architect. Along with my colleague the RSA award-winning Natalie Savva, we lead a young design studio located in central London which concentrates on creative, practical and sustainable domestic and residential design, be it new build or refurbishment.

Our studio was recently recognised in a survey of the best British architectural practices established in the past ten years and will be included in the forthcoming publication ‘New architects 4’ by the Architectural Foundation.

Importantly as a studio:

- We listen to our clients, their needs and aspirations.

- We always aim to maximise budgets and add value to all our designs.

- We work with an array of talented consultants and specialists and know that assembling the right team is essential to achieve quality in design and construction.

- We provide architectural services from concept design, planning and technical design through to monitoring builders progress and payments through construction periods.

- We are dedicated to improving sustainability in domestic design. This includes not only material use but thermal and lighting consideration as well as the use of sustainable energies.

As well as design itself, we have a great fondness and enthusiasm for meeting and working with new clients across London and the UK, and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Expertise

Loft conversions, Kitchens, Sustainable design, Joinery design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds, Accessible design

★★★★★

We have loved working with Mark and Natalie from Studio Naama for our flat refurbishment in a Modernist high rise apartment building. Right from the start, we were captivated by the creative ideas they presented us for how life in the flat could be substantially improved and wanted to discover where they could lead. We haven’t been disappointed! The designs we will now be turning into reality – under their careful and professional management of the contractor – are creative, beautiful but very pragmatic and efficient. We had challenging demands for what we wanted to achieve from the design and throughout, they listened carefully and managed to incorporate them without losing the essence of their original vision, despite the challenging space constraints. Mark and Natalie’s attention to detail, high standards of professionality, care and a constant eye on the cost implications have made the whole process a reassuring delight. We are very excited to see their hard work come to fruition and to experience our new home!

Mark and Natalie demonstrated a great balance between creativity and innovation and respect for the fabric and essence of our grade 2 listed home. Their high level of attention to detail applied throughout the project from initial designs and specifications, through to sign off of the finished work. This involved creating a constructive and professional relationship with the building contractor which was maintained throughout and after the project. As clients, the project generated minimum stress and was completed on budget. We are very happy to recommend them.
Karen and Brian - Duke's Farm Extension and Refurbishment
Mark assisted me and my family renovate and convert the loft space in my home which is in a conservation area and joint onto a grade II listed house. This included taking the project successfully through planning and listing building consent and then developing the detailed design to the satisfaction of building control. As a contractor myself, I worked closely with Mark to develop the drawings and specifications and in turn I constructed the project, which I am happy to say was on budget and finished without issue. A small but complicated project owing to the buildings tight proportions and historic fabric. It was a pleasure to work with Mark, and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an Architect, as well as those looking to raise the value of property. I have since returned to Mark multiple time for various questions and advice on other projects that I have, and he has always been both knowledgeable and helpful.
Mr Turner - Mill cottage renovations and extension

Architect

Level of experience

5+ years experience

Registered architect

Yes

Location

Camden, London

Distance preference

I don't mind

Company type:

Practice

Preferred project Budget

£90,000 - £500,000+