- Nationality British
- Profession Architect
- Year of Birth 1972
Matthew Hollingsworth is a award winning, AABC and RIBA Accredited Conservation Architect and Historic Buildings Consultant having been appointed to the AABC register since 2005.
Matthew is an Inspecting Architect for some 15 churches across the Gloucester, Worcester, Oxford and Hereford Diocese as well as being Conservation Architect to Grade I listed Estates, HLF Funded Church Re-ordering Projects and Historic England and Natural England grant funded repair and restoration projects
Matthew Hollingsworth set up Spirit Architecture, a Chartered RIBA Practice, in 2008 to provide high quality Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Architectural design and a personal service to our clients.
To become a Chartered Practice, architectural practices need to comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that gives you, the client, a mark of quality. So by choosing a RIBA Chartered Practice you can expect a certain level of excellence in design and service. The scheme has been developed by RIBA following client and government feedback. It ensures that all accredited members work to a common set of standards.
Spirit Architecture uses traditional and new materials in both traditional design and contemporary design alongside a keen interest in sustainability and low carbon building solutions to make buildings low impact and future-proof while retaining the key historic and cultural interests.
Matthew’s other interests include long distance running and having been brought up by the sea I like visiting the UK coast (especially North Cornwall and North Norfolk) with my wife Debbie, our son James, and our dog Sam and love to travel abroad to soak up new cultures. I have an investment in a Teak Plantation company based in Sri Lanka and Thailand and I have other interests including Construction and Property Development.