Mary Duggan is a London-based RIBA registered architecture and design studio established in March 2017.

The practice is committed to the delivery of well-conceived and thoughtfully-detailed architecture for forward-thinking clients with an equal enthusiasm for design. The work of the practice encompasses many sectors. Projects span from small to large scale creating places to live, to work and learn.

The ethos of the practice is driven by an untiring ambition to understand the spirit of the places in which we build, both urban and rural; to appreciate and consider the bigger picture. A concern for our clients’ needs and a commitment to challenge preconceived notions of value are also central to our working philosophy.

We employ many methods to test and communicate our ideas including material prototyping, modelling, drawing, photography and collage.

In addition to a host of ambitious private patrons, our clients include the world-renowned Science Museum in South Kensington, Brick x Brick, the London Borough of Croydon’s development partner and the Barbican Centre.

Mary Duggan

BA (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, ARB, RIBA

Mary Duggan graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1997 with Distinction and was a founding director of Duggan Morris Architects from 2004-2017. Mary Duggan was established in March 2017.

During her time at Duggan Morris Architects, the practice attained numerous industry awards for design excellence including ten RIBA National and Regional Awards, three Civic Trust Awards, three Nominations for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, The Stephen Lawrence Prize, The Manser Medal and achieved consideration for the RIBA Stirling Prize for three buildings. The work of Duggan Morris Architects is widely published in many international journals including the Architectural Review, Domus, Detail and Baumeister and nationally the Architects Journal, Architecture Today & the RIBA Journal.

Mary has served on a number of design review panels for governing authorities including the London Borough of Lewisham Design Review Panel and the RIBA Education Committee, and has been a judge for a number of awards including the RIBA National and Regional Awards, The Stephen Lawrence Prize, The Manser Medal, the RIBA House of the year, the RIBA Bronze Medal and the Architects Journal Building of the Year. Mary is a member of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) Panel, the RIBA Awards Panel and International Awards Panel. Mary is currently involved in design tutoring, visiting design critiques, RIBA Part 3 examinations and external examining at a number of Schools of Architecture including the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Oxford Brookes University and Brighton University. Mary has written critiques and provided commentary for numerous architectural journals including the Architectural Review, Building Design and the Architects Journal.

Mary was nominated for Woman Architect of the Year in 2013.


Studio members

Mary Duggan
Alexander Mackison
Francesco Paini
Emily Scott
Joel Seadon

Artist in residence

Anton Burdakov
Nigel Peake
Cara Guthrie
Benjamin Tassie