The practice directors are Matthew Letts and Andrew Wheeler, who met whilst studying at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London, graduating in 1988. They jointly founded Letts Wheeler Architects in 1996, initially working on a number of projects at The Earth Centre, before the practice expanded into the work areas of housing, education, public realm and urban design.
We have a commitment to retaining the direct involvement of at least one of the directors throughout a project from inception through to completion. In that, they are supported by a small group of skilled and enthusiastic staff, who have an understanding and commitment to the design ethos of the practice.
Both Matthew and Andrew have a keen interest in architectural education and have taught, and been guest reviewers, at the Nottingham University & Nottingham Trent Schools of Architecture for a number of years. Matthew also sits on the Design Review Panel for Nottingham City Council’s Planning Department.
MA, DipArch, ARB
Matthew studied at Edinburgh University and The Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He worked for a time in Boston, USA, before returning to London to work for Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects. He later spent several years with Edward Cullinan Architects, where he worked on a number of innovative education projects with a particular emphasis on low energy and sustainable design.
More recently Matthew has gained a strong involvement in public realm projects working alongside the local authorities in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Kent to deliver ambitious public space redesigns. The first of these was to refurbish two major public spaces in Stamford, which have since been recognised with a Civic Trust award.
BSc, DipArch, ARB
Andrew studied at The Bartlett School of Architecture, before working for several years for Paul Hyett Architects in London. He later lived in Berlin where he worked for Büro Müller Guilford on major masterplanning, social housing and education projects as part of the City’s post-unification redevelopment.
Andrew is responsible for housing projects in the practice. He was the project director responsible for their award-winning Park Rock and Balisier Court projects in Nottingham. He is currently directing a flagship project for Futures Housing Group in Derbyshire.
BArch, MArch, ARB
Madeline studied Architecture at the University of Nottingham, graduating from the Diploma course with distinction in 2011. She has previously worked for SMC Covell Matthews in Cambridge and United Designers in London, where she broadened her skill set to include interior design whilst working on projects ranging from a small domestic extension to multi-million pound refurbishments.
Madeline joined Letts Wheeler in 2012 and has since been involved with a number of residential schemes, alongside working extensively on detailing, specifying and delivering the Hamstel school project. She recently completed her Part III studies with us, and is now a fully qualified architect.
Emilio Costa Jungjohann
Emilio Costa studied at Bio Bio University in Conception, central Chile. He participated in the Brazil Bienalle of 1999 in Environmental Architecture and completed his diploma in timber laminated structures in 2001. He came to the UK in 2006 conducting a lecture tour on the church builders of Chiloe on the south-west coast of Chile, before settling in Nottingham and joining the team at Letts Wheeler.
Initially, Emilio worked on model-making and 3D imaging providing photo-realistic images for a large number of projects and competitions for the practice. His model-making is of a professional standard which allows us to offer his expertise to all our clients. More recently he has worked on the detailed design & production drawings for a number of educational and housing projects.