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Benchmark Architects is an architecture and design studio based in London, Milton Keynes and Ampthill.

We are a passionate and personable team, alive with creative and commercial design solutions. We love architecture and design. We enjoy working with people on projects to create, challenge and innovate. We are specialists in residential development, bespoke homes, hospitality projects and crematoria buildings.

This means homes, apartments, hotels, students, prs development, restaurants, bars, spas, crematoriums and mausoleums. We love designing and developing new-build “clean canvas” building projects, and we also love rethinking, remodeling and refurbishing listed, heritage buildings and the unloved “ugly-monsters”.

Our team apply creative and technical design solutions to every project.


Our team


Mark Doohan

Managing Director

Lindsey McIlvaney

Design Director

Mark Mercer

Technical Director
Jen Massink

Jen Massink

Operations Director

Emma Horne

Monica Corcoran

Monica Corcoran

Senior Architect
Alistair Wilkinson

Alistair Wilkinson

Jos Rowe

Jos Rowe

Architectural Assistant
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John Wildsmith


Alex Hyett


Helaena Blanch

Architectural Assistant

Anish Mistry


Demelza Powell

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Matt Whatley


Mahe Faisal

Architectural Designer
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Dominic Ammon

Architectural Designer
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Ismael Zaman

Architectural Assistant
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Lauren Birch

Studio Administrator

Join us

We are always interested in meeting great people to join our expanding design team.

Please contact team@benchmarkarchitects.com with examples of your work and we'll be in touch.


Are you looking for a position where your talent, skills, and drive are valued and recognised?

We could be the change you are looking for!

Would you like to work with a company with a clear vision of growth and development, that offers the opportunity to progress? Where you can start early or later to suit you? Based in a fresh, collaborative, open-plan office environment, with an innovative, creative + hard-working team? We offer you 25days annual leave, your birthday off, the opportunity to volunteer two days per year, the RIBA pension scheme, cycle-to-work & electric vehicle salary sacrifice schemes + free breakfast every Monday morning.

We at Benchmark Architects are a team of architects, designers, and professionals, committed to innovative design and an exceptional client experience. Renowned for our ability to over-deliver, we build and maintain strong relationships with our clients. With an open, friendly, and sociable culture, we look after our people and strive to help them be the best they can be.

Charity partners


We are a 1% business!

We are delighted to be able to help BE ONE PERCENT with their mission to support charities every month through their member network.

You can find out more at www.beonepercent.org


We also support Mercy Ships - the world's largest floating hospital, bringing free medical care to some of the world's poorest people.

You can find out more about their amazing work at www.mercyships.org.uk

CHUMS are a vital local charity that supports the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

To find out more, check them out: www.chums.uk.com


We work with our clients to establish clear goals; an interactive process of design and collaboration. Here are some of the people that our team have had the pleasure of working with.

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