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

+44 (0)207 033 3589



MATHESON WHITELEY is a London based architectural studio established by Donald Matheson and Jason Whiteley in 2012, following experience with leading architects Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland) and Tony Fretton Architects (UK).

Completed projects include contemporary art galleries for Hollybush Gardens and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, a group of studios in Hackney for the artists David Noonan, Michael Raedecker and Goshka Macuga, a showroom for the fashion house Alexander McQueen and new public spaces for the Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart.

Current projects in design or construction include a new single-family house in East London, a new art gallery in Bloomsbury, a new residential carehome in South London and the redevelopment of the London public art gallery Studio Voltaire.

The work of the practice has been included in the 2014 Wallpaper Architecture Directory and nominated in the 2015 RIBA Awards, the 2016 BD Architect of the Year Awards and won the 2018 AJ Small Projects Award.

Since 2017 the practice has led a design studio at Kingston University’s School of Art & Architecture.



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 2001-09 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 2009-12 he worked with acclaimed Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron as project architect for the Tate Modern Project.

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.



Studio Voltaire Project, galleries and museums, first-prize invited competition, London
Care home, residential, London
Warner Street Project, commercial redevelopment, first-prize invited competition, London
Old Mission Hall & Pye House, studio workspace, London
Red House, private house, Suffolk
Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, galleries and museums in collaboration with Simon Jones Studio, Stuttgart

Small House, residential, London
Endsleigh Street Gallery, galleries and museums, London
Alexander McQueen Showroom, studio workspace, first-prize invited competition, London
Forest Gate Project, residential, London
Artist Studio, studio workspace, London

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 Stuttgart, 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
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
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



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