Matt Thornley


Matt Thornley co-founded Gibson Thornley Architects with Ben Gibson in 2013, wanting to build a practice where every project received the same creative and intellectual commitment whatever its scale. Since then he has led projects across many different typologies, developing a particular expertise working with cultural and commercial organisations – often within very sensitive historic contexts. He is skilled at co-design and collaboration, drawing coherent, strategic design responses from multiple layers of briefing information, research and dialogue.

Matt has spoken on exhibition and co-design for Frieze Academy and the Museum of Architecture. He has been a guest critic at the Bartlett, London Metropolitan University, Greenwich University and the University of Sheffield, and also sits on the South Cambridgeshire Design Review panel.

Matt believes good architecture is best seen in simple, clear buildings that aren't over-authored.