© David Grandorge
De Matos Ryan is headed by partners Angus Morrogh-Ryan and José Esteves de Matos, both graduates of Cambridge and Harvard University. Founded in 1999, the practice first gained recognition in 2002 with the multi award-winning Cowley Manor Hotel & Spa, and has since established a strong reputation in hospitality and private residential design. De Matos Ryan combines expertise in architecture, interiors and landscape to create imaginative and well-detailed modern environments, producing work on a variety of scales. The practice is now working in the cultural sector and has recently completed the redevelopment of York Theatre Royal and the refurbishment of Sadler’s Wells Theatre; current projects include the new membership spaces for the British Library, and the redevelopment of St George’s Hall, Bradford, and York Mansion House.