Mark Hoare

MA (Oxon) BA Arch Dip.Arch RIBA

Mark’s experience includes masterplanning and community work, the refurbishment and alteration of listed buildings, and the design of new buildings. Prior to founding Hoare Ridge & Morris, Mark was an Associate Director at ADAM Architecture, where he led the firm’s London office. Prior to that he worked for the Soil Association, where he was involved with the design of a low-carbon headquarters and climate change work.

After reading Classics at Oxford University, Mark went on to study architecture at the University of Greenwich and University College London. He is an enthusiastic painter and intuitive designer of buildings, gardens and furniture. His interests include the use of natural building materials, the connections between culture, climate and place, and how buildings adapt to changing needs and family life.

Mark was a member of the National Trust’s Architectural Panel from 2006-2015. He went on to serve on the National Trust’s Historic Environment Group and Design Advice Forum and since 2018 has remained a volunteer specialist adviser to the Trust. He served from 2004-2014 as a Trustee of the Prince’s Foundation, chairing the Foundation’s Education Committee. He currently chairs the judging panel of the Prince’s Craft Awards. He has also served as a school governor in Suffolk.

He was awarded the Lethaby scholarship by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 2003, publishing his book ‘A Painting Pilgrim’ in the same year. He was elected to The Art Worker’s Guild in 2008.