Architect Matt Brook appointed as Design Director by Corstorphine + Wright

Matt Brook, Corstorphine + Wright

Renowned architect Matt Brook has joined national practice, Corstorphine + Wright, bringing with him a clear design ethos and significant experience of the north west region.

Formerly Head of Design at Broadway Malyan, Matt will joins the practice as Design Director and will be assisting Corstorphine + Wright in boosting the practice’s profile in the north west and guiding the development of a unified design strategy for the business.

A RIBA award-winning architect, Matt has developed extensive experience over his career, and is currently the chair of PlacesMatter, the RIBA North West Design Review Panel.

He is the architect behind both RIBA North, the national architecture centre and the RIBA award-winning Mann Island, on Liverpool’s historic waterfront.

Matt said: “The north west has always been a very special place to me and it’s been a genuine pleasure to be able to deliver projects of the calibre of Mann Island and RIBA North.

“Each city and location within the region is individual, with its own history and character, and it’s therefore vital that design’s distil and amplify these differing regional identities

“A development needs to speak to the character of a location, intertwining with the existing urban fabric while enhancing the overall sense of place. Great design generates a strong sense of place stemming from a clear local identity which people and communities can relate to.

“It is this sense of identity, delivered by well-designed places, which creates an emotional community connection, engendering a sense of well-being and imbuing schemes with a ‘must have’ quality, unlocking commercial and social value”

Alongside driving delivery of schemes in the north west, Matt has also been tasked with the creation of a unified design ethos for the practice, further enhancing Corstorphine + Wright’s already high quality of delivery across its national network of studios.

Michael Lampard, Director at Corstorphine + Wright, said: “The practice has undergone considerable growth over the last 12 months and we need to ensure that as we expand both in terms of our geographic reach and size of the teams, we maintain a cohesive approach to design.

“A key element of Matt’s role is to ensure that each of our studios around the country are operating within an aligned design framework. As we continue to grow, this will help us to ensure that the practice delivers the high standards of work that our clients have come to expect from the practice.”