Unit 2, Culford House
1-7 Orsman Road
London N1 5RA
United Kingdom

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MATHESON WHITELEY is a London based architectural studio established by Donald Matheson and Jason Whiteley in 2012. The practice has undertaken projects in UK, Europe, and North America.

The directors founded the practice following a number of years with leading architects Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland) and Tony Fretton Architects (UK) delivering complex cultural and residential projects throughout the world.

Completed projects include contemporary art galleries for Hollybush Gardens and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, offices for the fashion designers Peter Pilotto, a feasibility study for a new rooftop gallery for London’s Science Museum and a 20,000 sqm workspace project within Sea Containers, London for the Ogilvy Group of media companies.

Current projects in design or construction include an art gallery in New York, a new workspace for the technology investment firm Highland Capital in Golden Square, London and a new house and studio in Suffolk for the contemporary artist Ryan Gander.

The work of the practice has been included in the 2014 Wallpaper* Architecture Directory and nominated in the 2015 RIBA Awards and the 2016 BD Architect of the Year Awards.


Jason Whiteley is a New Zealand designer who lives and works in London. He studied physics and mathematics at Canterbury University, before graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in architecture in 2000, and qualifying as a registered architect in 2005. His career began in New Zealand, completing a number of houses in private partnership. In 2006 he began collaborating with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron on large and complex residential and cultural projects throughout the world alongside projects with Herzog & de Meuron's Digital Technology Group.

Donald Matheson completed studies in architecture at University of Edinburgh in 1997 and has since been responsible for the development and delivery of significant cultural, public and private new build and refurbishment projects while collaborating with leading architectural practices. From 2001 to 2009 he worked in the office of Tony Fretton Architects and oversaw the design and construction of award winning and critically acclaimed projects both in the UK and internationally. From 2009 to 2012 he worked with acclaimed Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron as project architect for the The Tate Modern Project.


Somewhere in Between, exhibition, London
Minimalux Pavilion, exhibition, Paris
Lamb Works, hospitality, industrial, London
Union Crescent, residential, galleries and museums, Margate
Orde Hall, residential, London
Enfield Housing, residential, invited competition, London

Kunstlerhaus, galleries and museums, Stuttgart
Alexander McQueen Showroom, galleries and museums, first-prize invited competition, London
Orange Street Project, commercial, first-prize invited competition, London
Institute of Psychoanalysis, education, invited competition with Simon Jones Studio, London
North, artist studio, London
Valentinskamp, commercial, Hamburg
Trianon, commercial, Frankfurt
Regent Street Windows, exhibition, London

Boilerhouse, artist studio, London
South London Gallery Fire Station, galleries and museums, invited competition, London
Solid House, artist studio, Suffolk
Red House, residential, Suffolk
Foxy Productions, galleries and museums, New York
Concrete House, residential, Suffolk
Coach House, residential, London
Thomas Dane Gallery, galleries and museums, London
Little Chef, artist studio, Various locations
Elmhurst, residential, Suffolk
Science Museum Space Gallery, galleries and museums, London

Photography Studio, artist studio, London
Regent Street Windows, exhibition, London
Project Space, galleries and museums, Norfolk
Hamilton Campus, industrial, Christchurch
Cambridge Balloon, pavilion, Cambridge
Commune de Meyrin, residential, competition, Geneva
Mackintosh Studios, artist studios, London
LUX, galleries and museums, London

Arts Pavilion, galleries and museums, jury-prize competition, Hong Kong
Paradise Circle, urban design, Birmingham
Modern Art/Stuart Shave, galleries and museums, London
Fiches Nord, housing, jury-prize competition with Focketyn del Rio (CH), Lausanne
Hollybush Gardens, galleries and museums, London
Sea Containers, commercial, first-prize, invited competition with BDG, London
Fairfield International, education, Suffolk

Atelier Peter Pilotto, commercial, London
Project for Max Lamb and Gemma Holt, artist studio and residential, London
Boat House, artist studio, Strachur
Hopkinson Mossman, galleries and museums, Auckland
Mirror House, housing, London
Country House, residential, Christchurch
Hackney Palazzo, housing, London
Studio for Francis Upritchard and Martino Gamper, artist studio, London


James Bailey
Richard Draper
Leti Olalquiaga
Maxime Gehin
Maxime Descheemaecker


We accept and review spontaneous applications on a regular basis. Please send a cover email, CV and portfolio (10 MB maximum) in PDF format. We endeavour to answer all applications.