Friel Architects is a studio in London, established by Maurice Friel in 2014.

Our architecture is an expression of our client’s values, coupled with a sensitivity to the context of the project. Our approach is to make these values more precise.

We take a collaborative approach to each project, exploring the brief, constraints and site with all parties involved to produce the best results. We work, with a spirit of curiosity, to find appropriate design solutions that maximise a project’s potential and shape its development.

We offer the complete range of architectural services, statutory approval submissions and contract administration. Our working method is hands-on based on a dialogue with the client’s requirements and the negotiation of each of the unique issues that influence each project. We have a proven record of successful planning outcomes.

From the outset we have focused on developing pragmatic projects that are economically, environmentally and socially acceptable. We place a strong emphasis on the relationship between, cost and value. We partner with ambitious clients whose goal is to design a better environment.

Maurice Friel

BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

Maurice Friel is a highly experienced architect.  He has designed, led & delivered high-profile, innovative and design-led development projects in the public realm, heritage, museums, education and housing. Maurice has balanced award-winning design with significant experience in executing projects at various scales and complexities. He combines a pragmatic response to the brief with a sensitivity to physical, cultural and historical contexts.

His previous experience as Design Director at C.F. Moller meant that he was privileged to have contributed to significant projects at both the Natural History Museum and the National Maritime Museum in London. Other notable projects range from large scale residential schemes for a new neighbourhood community in Cambridge, housing for the 2012 Olympic Village and a large office development in the City of London. Maurice studied architecture at The University of Sheffield, and ETH Zurich.