Practice Profile

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Practice Profile2021-04-27T23:40:43+00:00


Ollier Smurthwaite Architects is an award-winning Manchester based practice dedicated to design quality and capable of responding to the unique demands of a wide variety of projects. The practice was formed in 2007 and is currently working across a number of sectors on projects ranging from one-off houses to £200m mixed use masterplans. The practice creates unique buildings that draw on a site’s rich layers of history and respond to both context and function.


Matthew Ollier BA (Hons) Dip Arch (Bart) ARB

Matt trained at the Bartlett, University College London and graduated in 1996. He has led a number of high profile mixed use developments up to a value of £150M and received a number of national design awards for completed projects. Matthew has also taught at Birmingham City University.

Alaster Smurthwaite BA (Hons) BArch ARB RIBA

Alaster trained at The University of Liverpool and graduated in 1998. Since then he has been involved in the realisation and delivery of successful schemes across many different sectors, ranging in value up to £1BN. A significant number of his projects have received national awards for design.


James Alexander