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 art galleries for Hollybush Gardens and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, a group of studios 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 London, 9 Cork Street for Frieze and the redevelopment of 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.



Donald Matheson completed studies in architecture at University of Edinburgh in 1997. 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 in the UK and internationally. From 2009-12 he worked with 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, before graduating from Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington in architecture (2000) and qualifying as an 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 designing large and complex residential and cultural buildings alongside projects with Herzog & de Meuron’s Digital Technology Group.



James Bailey (Associate)
Richard Draper
Roy Coupland
Carmelia Paramasivan