A close-knit group of strong individuals

With relationships built over 30 years in the industry

Our team at Mark Pinney Associates encompasses a broad mix of nationalities. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where staff have the opportunity to develop professionally and achieve their individual goals whilst enjoying a close working relationship with the team as a whole.

Our architectural team is headed by Mark Pinney & Nick Johnson, supported by associates from a wide range of backgrounds. Having such a diverse team of people brings a wide spectrum of skills, expertise and knowledge, and adds strength to our international capabilities, with most European languages covered by our team members. 


Nick Johnson

Nick's background spans several sectors including retail, mixed use, residential and commercial, and he has been responsible for winning design submissions for competitions both in the UK and internationally. Nick has developed a range of skills throughout his career and uses these to ensure the high standards of the studio are maintained and believes excellent design results from the clear understanding of brief and any associates constraints. Nick is passionate about collaboration with other outstanding members of the professional team to provide added value to each project.

Mark Pinney

Mark, our founder, has been in practice for more than 35 years and formed Mark Pinney Associates in 1995 after ten years in partnership with Richard Reid. His background and detailed understanding of retail projects developed from a period of significant growth in the luxury retail and hotel sector between 1995 and 2005. During this time he gained a breadth of specialist knowledge in this field which would be hard to equal. Mark's passion, whilst continuing to learn himself, is to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of architects and designers, and to create the best possible solutions to complex design problems for his clients.

Senior Team



Our studio

Our new light and airy studio by the river in Greenwich provides a spacious open plan environment for the whole team to encourage interaction and collaboration. It's a short, riverside walk from the centre of historic Greenwich, past numerous architectural masterpieces such as Inigo Jones's Queens House, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Royal Naval College, and is just a few metres from the Greenwich Meridian line.   



Contact Us

Mark Pinney Associates is frequently looking to recruit exciting new talent to join our team. In particular, we look for exceptional Part I or Part II students to work with us for their practice experience, and pride ourselves in offering varied and stimulating opportunities. We recruit both internationally and from the UK, and are keen to create an environment where staff can achieve their goals, develop professionally and be part of a like-minded, enthusiastic team working to create exceptional and beautifully designed projects.  

If you are interested in joining us, please email your CV and a selection of your work (maximum size 15Mb). We can't promise to respond to every applicant but will contact you if we think your skills and experience could benefit us both.