Matt Hoad

Senior Associate, Senior Architect

BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

Matt Hoad came to HTA in February 2010. His role was to provide technical design consultancy to housing projects as part of the Technical Discipline.

Matt has since developed a particular expertise in large scale housing projects and has been responsible for developing designs from Stage E to completion. He has led some of the largest and most complex projects in the office. He provides technical consultant to smaller projects and also sustainable construction advice to developers.

Matt has recently acted as Project Team Leader for South Acton, Phase 1 for developer Countryside Properties. The project consisted of 167 units of houses and apartments up to 8 storeys and was arranged around a central courtyard amenity space. The scheme is part of a 15 year regeneration plan for the Acton area and was designed to achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 with a CHP energy centre.

He continued the Project Team Leader role for Phase 1 of the new Homes for Luton program on behalf of Wates Living Space which included blocks of flats and house for sale and rent. Then for Manor Way, Boreham Wood for Taylor Wimpey which consisted of 4 blocks of flats, houses for sale and amenity and landscape work.

The initial BIM implementation and strategic role-out at HTA was led by Matt with the development of the Derbyshire House - an innovative CLT house in Islington. The house was modeled around CLT manufacturing technology which necessitated close collaboration with the timber industry early on.

He is a member of the Structural Timber Association TFITT (Timber Frame Industry Think Tank) committee which is driving and developing the use of timber in construction.

Matt worked at Michael Hopkins and Partners for 5 years on prestigious projects including Nottingham University’s Jubilee Campus, National Centre for School Leadership and Hampshire County Council’s Rose Bowl Cricket Ground.

He also worked for Bill Dunster Architects, Zedfactory for 5 years and developed a Code 6 kit housing system – the first commercially available system of its kind. The work at this office was wide ranging and included project management and master planning of Eco-towns. The work involved collaborating with suppliers and manufactures to develop zero carbon products and systems.

Matt also spent over a year working for the Green Oak Carpentry Company, a specialist designer and manufacturer of oak buildings, house frames, grid shells and innovative structures.

Significant projects Matt has worked on during his time at HTA include:

- Project Architect for South Acton, Phase 1 for Countryside Properties. The project consisted of 167 units of houses and apartments up to 8 storeys around a central courtyard. The scheme was part of a 15 year regeneration plan for the Acton area including a CHP energy centre.

- Project Architect for Phase 1 of the New Homes for Luton Program on behalf of Wates Living Space comprising large developments of flats and houses.

- Project Architect for Taylor Wimpey’s Manor Way, 4 blocks of flats, houses and landscape work.

- Technical consultant for residential projects and developers.

- Responsible for the initial BIM implementation and strategic role-out of Revit at HTA with the development of the Derbyshire House an innovative CLT house in Islington.

Matt has lead the team for St George’s Chelsea Creek development for nearly 5 years. HTA are Executive Architects for three residential blocks including the internal fitout packages for the high end £100m, 24 storey ‘Tower’ with £17.5m penthouse and adjacent block B mixed tenure homes. Block F is 147 units and is currently in construction with concurrent design changes being developed to address a rapidly changing market.

The ability to efficiently incorporate significant change is central to this work. Matt has developed specialist expertise in running fast, highly complex projects delivering the highest specification and standard of work, much of which is bespoke and tailored to individual clients.


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