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About us

The practice was started in 1967 and has established an excellent reputation for designing successful buildings. A lot of our work is repeat business for long-standing clients who value good design and the service we can provide.


MTA Chartered Architects Ltd are an RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Practice with professionally qualified staff who offer a full range of architectural services. We have also won a number of awards, including the prestigious Civic Trust Award.


Creating sustainable buildings is an important part of the office philosophy. We have wide experience with environmentally friendly building methods and low energy technologies.

We offer a wide range of architectural services and are happy to provide initial consultations free of charge, so if you are considering undertaking a building project, please contact us to see what we can do for you.


Telephone: 01803 851010

Our Team

Jonathan Ling-Cottey

Director - BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

Jonathan graduated from Birmingham University with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in 1989 and Post Graduate Diploma in 1993. Jonathan qualified as an architect in 1997 and over the years has gained considerable experience in large and small practices throughout the country picking up several design awards along the way. Jonathan joined the Brixham office of MTA in 2013 as Senior Architect and became a director in 2014. Jonathan’s specialism’s include listed buildings and conservation projects and is a Conservation Architect registrant.

​Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

​Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Kirsty Ling-Cottey

Office Administrator

Kirsty joined the practice in 2021 and maintains the smooth and efficient running of the office and keeps everyone organised 

Samuel Amoah

Architectural Technician - ACIAT

OTDipCivEng. BSc (Hons) ArchTech, HDipSD (Hons),

After following a career in civil engineering, Sam qualified in Architectural Technology and Construction Management in Vitus Bering University, Denmark.

Since 2004 Sam has worked in Ireland and the UK with a number of Architects firms specialising in conservation and listed building projects as well as large retail and commercial projects.

Sam joined MTA in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (ACIAT)

Dawn Scrivener

Office Manager

Dawn joined the practice in 2001 after a career in administration and banking. Dawn keeps everyone organised and ensures the office runs smoothly and efficiently

Brian Farmer

Director - MCIAT

Brian joined MTA Architects in 1971 and has a wealth of experience in building projects, particularly in the South West. His thorough knowledge of construction methods and proven track record of designing attractive and successful buildings make him well placed to offer advice on all types of buildings from historic houses to “state of the art” commercial buildings.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT)

Where To Find Us

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