OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Although every project is unique, all our designs are guided by our desire 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, with its focus on technology and open-source sharing of ideas, 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.
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.
Owen Wallbank ARB
Owen qualified as an Architect at the University of Lincoln. Having worked in London for 8 years, he recently moved back to Wales. He is experienced in large scale residential projects, office fitouts and house refurbishments. Owen has a keen interest in the conservation of historic buildings and how they can be adapted for modern living.
Camellia has recently moved to Wales from Bristol, where she was previously self -employed, working on domestic residential projects. She gained her Part 2 from the Centre for Alternative Technology in 2011, which led her passion in sustainable design and construction.
Eduardo Castaneda Bracho
Eduardo originates from the Basque Country in Northern Spain and lived in Spain and Germany before moving to the UK. He is a communications specialist and has years of experience working as a Broadcast PR consultant for many international clients. As a director of Mark Waghorn Design, Eduardo is responsible for all marketing and communications activities. Eduardo is fluent in German, Spanish and English.
Nancy recently moved to Wales from Glasgow where she gained her Part 2 at Glasgow School of Art.
After gaining her Part 1 at Plymouth University she worked in Bristol on multiple listed buildings and structures. She is now looking to channel her experience in conservation to more sustainable design solutions at MWD.
Mauro is an Architectural Engineer from Italy and is focusing his work on the prototype and manufacture of our micro-homes. He brings to the team a broad knowledge in joinery and landscaping and will use these skills throughout his work at MWD.
Morgan graduated from the University of Wales, Trinity St David’s in 2020 where he studied his Part 1.
He has a keen interest in compact living and sustainability, endeavouring to design with inclusivity and access in mind.
Wil graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University in 2021, where he studied Bachelor of Art (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part I).
Wil enjoys the process of designing a building starting out with a simple idea. He has a keen interest in sustainability and he is inspired by architectural designs that include all the senses in order to create a holistic atmosphere.
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