All scales

urban to masterplans


and aspirational


2018 Winner: BUILD Best for Private House Extensions   
2018 Shortlisted: BD Young Architect of the Year Award  
2018 Longlisted: Dezeen Awards   
2018 Shortlisted: Archiboo   
2018 Shortlisted: London Construction Awards   
2018 Sep: Open House – Holland Park House
2018 Aug: RIBA Journal – North London House   
2018 Jul: Dwell Magazine – Holland Park House   
2017 RIBA Journal Rising Stars Cohort   
2017 Shortlisted: BD Housing Architect of the Year Award   
2017 Winner: Sustainable Building Awards         
2017 Jun: The Architects Journal – Silver-Smithy   
2017 May: Grand Designs – Bethnal Green House   
2017 Jan: Dezeen – Bethnal Green House   
2017 Shortlisted: LFA / GLA Silvertown Competition   
2016 Shortlisted: AJ Small Projects Award   
2016 Shortlisted: Architizer A+ Awards  
2016 Shortlisted: AJ Retrofit Award   
2016 Nov: Evening Standard – Bethnal Green House   
2016 Nov: Grand Designs – Highbury House   
2015 Jan: The Architects Journal – Dartmouth Park House   
2015 Shortlisted: NLA Don’t Move Improve Award
2014 Nov: The Architects Journal – Hackney Housing   
2014 Jun: Dezeen – Highbury House   
2014 Apr: Design Milk – Islington Flat 
2014 Jan: Evening Standard – Islington Flat   
2013 Nov: Grand Designs – Lambeth House

Our team

Matt Harper

Director - Head Architect

Director Matt Harper founded Welands of London in 2009 and has since designed a number of widely published and award winning projects. He is a PHI Certified Passivhaus Designer with significant technical expertise in the design of low energy buildings.
Matt studied architecture at UCL in London, where he graduated with 1st class honours and distinctions. 

Matt has received a number of awards for his work including the Sir Andrew Taylor Environmental Design Prize, the  Ambrose Poynter prize for distinguished work and the Leverhulme Trust Bursary for expertise and originality in architecture.

020 445 8811

Ross Clifford

Senior Architect

Ross Clifford Senior Architect Matt specialises in working with listed buildings and heritage projects. He is leading an office renovation in Clerkenwell and has recently completed a number of published private homes. Previously he has worked on residential, healthcare and education projects including achieving consent for a mixed use scheme for a nursery and retirement village in open countryside.
Ross has taught as a lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture. He studied at the University of Nottingham with 1st class honours and distinction, where he ran a series of lectures given by acclaimed architects,  writers and thinkers.

020 445 8812

Lily Cleary

Project Architect

Lily is an experienced project architect, she is currently working on a refurbishment and extension of a Victorian house in Camden and a housing-led mixed use development in Waltham Forest.  

Lily studied at Nottingham University and London Metropolitan University, gaining postgraduate certificates with merit and distinction. 

Prior to joining us  Lily was an associate at a multi-award-winning architectural practice. 

Lily has particular experience with residential projects in London and has expertise in low energy technologies. 

020 445 8813


Our aim is to improve people’s lives by re-imagining the city in which we work, live and play.

The studio is collaborative, innovative, informed and aspirational. We work at all scales, from bespoke private homes to commercial  developments; urban renewal to masterplans. We are an RIBA chartered  practice.

We are award winning London architects 

We find solutions to the critical questions facing the city today: how can we build inspirational housing in London, what makes our workplaces fit for the 21st century, and how should we reinvigorate our public spaces so that they engage and excite?

Our private residential projects include house extensions, basements  and loft conversions at all scales. A rational and pragmatic approach to  each commission is combined with a desire to delight, forming spaces  and places that bring joy.

A fantastic team of architects

“Welands combine bold, innovative artistic talent with strong practical  considerations in their approach. Truly a fantastic team of architects”
Wecca Ltd, Westminster

“Welands played a vital role in making my development a reality, as part of a very strong design team that ultimately won our crucial approval at appeal.”
Ken Yong, Greenwich

We take pride in a tailored and personal approach. 

We take pride in a tailored and personal approach. We listen to our clients, seek elegant answers to their questions and add unexpected  value through creative design. The success of each project is driven by a precise management of budget, programme and quality, resulting in a smooth and reliable process from initial concept to completion.

Our studio has a three team structure. This allows each project to be run by a focused and energetic group, yet simultaneously benefit from the skills and experience of the wider office. Together we understand the complexities of projects in London: we relish the challenge of working with constrained sites, complex stakeholder groups, and heritage  buildings.

Environmental impact is a key consideration in our work. We take a  research based, fabric first approach to sustainability and we offer a  unique Healthy Homes design service.


Based in Bond Street - London by appointment only