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Low impact house design architect


Established in 2010, we are an architectural practice priding ourselves as one of just a handful of fully qualified and regulated Architect practices in Carmarthenshire. Led by Mark Waghorn, an award winning Architect and champion of environmental design, we strive to deliver high quality environments that use available resources responsibly for the benefit of future generations. We believe that good quality design develops through observation and the active process of learning by doing. The maker culture, greatly inspires our design values. We take pleasure in the handmade, the use of local, natural materials and the enjoyment of simple things. We believe that real luxury derives from the ability to live in harmony with one's environment. The inspiration for our work is rooted in our knowledge that we are an integral part of the natural world. Our ultimate goal is to make sustainable and low impact living accessible to all.

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MWD director

​Mark Waghorn ARB

Mark studied architecture at Cambridge University and the University of North London and gained full qualification as an architect while working at DGA Architects in London. After becoming an associate and successfully completing numerous projects, Mark left DGA in 2006 to establish his own architectural practice. He moved to Wales in 2012.

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Owen Wallbank ARB
Associate Architect

Owen qualified as an Architect at the University of Lincoln. Having worked in London for 8 years, he moved back to Wales in 2021. He is experienced in large scale residential projects, office fitouts and house refurbishments. Owen has a keen interest in the conservation of listed historic buildings and how they can be adapted for modern living.

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Leyla Scarlatella
Architectural Assistant

Leyla recently graduated with a Masters from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Mid-Wales, where she studied sustainable architecture. Having taken part in multiple community-build projects around the UK; endeavouring to design with a holistic approach and working with natural materials.

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Roma Richardson
Architectural Assistant

Huw Wallbank

Having joined MWD Architects late 2022, Roma is now working part time as she studies for her Masters at Cardiff University She enjoys creating innovative designs with a particular interest in low carbon buildings with a sustainable future.

Huw spends much of his time snoozing in his bed, waking only to greet visitors.


 We love it, it’s so much more amazing than anything we expected or set out to build. It would have seemed wrong to have knocked down the old house, and keeping it has definitely enhanced, not compromised, the space we’ve ended up with.  The whole house is turning out to be so much more than we ever expected!! We are still chuffed to bits with how it’s taking shape and can’t wait to move in.



Mrs Sioned Timothy., Carmarthenshire

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