Marcus BealeMA, Dip Arch (Cantab) FRSA EASA RIBA
Partner: Stow & Beale Conservation Architects LLP
Marcus Beale has worked on radical alterations to protected buildings and historic sites since 1987, as well as delivering a series of striking new developments in sensitive settings. He founded MBA in 1991. He is an occasional visiting lecturer at various schools of architecture specializing in sound and space and acts as a conservation architect expert witness on major developments in historic settings.
Key architecture projects
- Archery Road Housing – St Leonards on Sea
- New College Oxford
- Wimbledon School of Art – Foyer and Theatre
- Oriel College, Oxford, Porters Lodge, Provosts Lodgings, Master Plan, Bartlemas Housing, and Rhodes Building
- Private office in Wimbledon
- Cumnor House School, Sussex – Hovels, Master plan and Theatre
- Clifton College, Bristol
- 60 Parker Street, London
- Christ Church Garden, Southwark, London
- St. George’s Gate, St. Peter’s College, Oxford
- Somerset House North Block, London
- Innholders Hall, London
Community and outreach
- RIBA (architect) pair to the MP for Wimbledon
- chair Wimbledon Civic Forum
- chair Merton Priory Trust
- permanent member of the Design Review Panel for London Borough of Merton
- Professional Examiner in architectural practice University of Westminster.
- RIBA chartered architect 1991
- Professional Practice Part 3 qualification 1991
- Dip Arch Part 2 qualification and MA(Cantab) 1987
- BA(hons) Part 1 qualification 1981
- University of Cambridge (Trinity College).
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce [FRSA] 2003
- Member Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association [EASA] 2001
- Member of the Betjeman Society (1999)
- Member and Chairman Wimbledon Civic Forum (1999)
- Member of the Victorian Society (1995)
- Member of Trinity College Cambridge (matriculated 1978)
- Scholar of Winchester College (elected 1973).
Before Marcus Beale Architects
Architecture: Marcus worked at Green Lloyd Architects 1987-91, assisting at Somerset House North Block Courtauld Institute of Art 1987-89, then job running projects at Innholders Hall 1989-1991 and Barrington House 1990-91 in the City of London.
Music: Marcus was from 1981-5 a professional musician (violin and electric violin) performing with Simon Jeffes’ Penguin Cafe Orchestra from 1981 to 1984 [Albums ‘Broadcasting From Home’ ‘PCO Mini-Album’, tours: Holland, Germany, Austria, Japan, USA], and writing ballet scores for the contemporary dance group Dance Unlimited [choreographer Matthew Hamilton: This Fragile Forest, Kartografi, George and the Dragon, performed at The Place and the ICA.] For a video of young Marcus on the BBC Whistle Test 1984 click here, live on the same bill as Lou Reed. He composes, plays violin and sings tenor. His ‘Credo’ was performed on BBC Radio 3 at Pentecost 1995, recorded by the BBC singers.