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Practice Profile

Morgan Carey Architects have established a sound reputation for contextual design, working within very special and conservation environments, balancing sensitivity of design with commercial reality.

We operate from a purpose built studio bristling with electronic gadgetry but still hanging on to our drawing boards.

Our client base is wide and varied including private developers, landed estates, local authorities, charitable trusts, sporting and social clubs, breweries, manufacturers and private individuals. We insist upon quality, obtain huge job satisfaction and seek to infect others with the same enthusiasm.


D Mark Carey

Dipl Arch RIBA
Managing Director

Qualified from Greenwich School of Architecture 1995 Joined the Practice in 1994.
Local authority and private practice experience.
Specialist expertise in CAD and electronic systems.
Responsible for day to day practice management.


Paul Harrington

Dipl B Arch RIBA
Design Director

Qualified from Hull School of Architecture and joined the Practice in 1998 with previous local authority, education and healthcare experience. Creative and artistic designer with manual graphic as well as computer expertise. Skilled in contextual design as well as masterplanning. Member East Dorset Architect's panel and Bournemouth Design review panel.


Ed Babington

Technical Director

Qualified from Nottingham School of Architecture 1997. Joined the practice in 2007 from Brighton with residential and healthcare experience. Expertise in technical design, Building Regulations, sustainability and Contract Administration.  Certified Passive House Designer. 


David Gill

BA(Hons) Arch Dip (Hons) Arch AACA 
Joined in 1998.  Part three qualifications obtained in Australia, followed by 6 years post-qualification experience as Australian Architect. Good CAD and graphic design skills combined with immaculate drafting ability.  


Nicola Whitmarsh

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture 
Joined the Practice in 2004 having completed her BA in Cardiff. 2006 prizewinner in HNC Construction awarded at Bournemouth & Poole College for high professional achievement.


Robert Redford

BA(Hons) MArch RIBA

Joined in 2011. Robert qualified as an Architect from the University of Westminster; he has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Portsmouth. Excellent design skills and a creative thinker.  Robert is now the conservation specialist for the practice.


Ben Thomson

BA(Hons) MArch RIBA

Ben qualified as an Architect from Bath University in 2014 following a Commendation from Cardiff University for his Masters of Architecture and Bachelor Degree from the University Of Portsmouth.  Returning to MCA in 2015, Ben is a versatile and creative designer with experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM).


Tom Lovell

BSc(Hons) MArch RIBA

Tom is now a chartered architect following successful completion of his RIBA Part III with MCA.  Good technical and presentation skills. 


Charlie Fletcher


Charlie graduated with a BA from Plymouth University in 2019 and joined the practice in 2023 after working as a Freelance Architectural Designer whilst travelling the Pacific northwest coast of Canada.  He is currently an Architectural Assistant at MCA, undertaking a Level 7 Apprenticeship (RIBA Part 2 & 3) – working towards his Chartered Architect Qualification.


Diane Aspinall

Office Manager

Diane joined the practice in 2012 following extensive managerial experience.  She is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and ensuring that we maintain our high standards of competence and safety both within the office and out on-site.


Laurie Hole

Technical Administrator

Laurie joined us in 2017.  In addition to front of house duties, she has a keen eye for detail to ensure our information flow, applications and presentation is of the highest quality.