About Us

About Us

MKA Architects has built a reputation for original and high-quality design since its formation in 1985.

Our team aims to design and create high-quality spaces and buildings which enrich and inspire you.

Based in Kent and working across the southeast, we are experienced in working in a wide range of sectors including:

Extensive knowledge of planning

With extensive knowledge in the field of planning, we have negotiated planning permissions within the Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). In addition, we have experience working with listed buildings of all grades in design and planning and also construction.

We have developed close relationships with Local Planning Authorities in and around Kent and the home counties and work with many partners in the field of Planning and Local Authority Development Control.

Open and honest

We pride ourselves on being open and honest, offering advice that we believe will achieve successful planning approval or a positive response from Local Authorities.

Good communication is at the heart of it, we aim to liaise with you regularly keeping you up to date with developments on your project, so you feel part of the team and the design process.

Design innovation

Our approach to design innovation is to work closely with all partners and stakeholders through every stage of the project, evaluate each site and opportunity individually, identify each unique opportunity, and develop its potential.

With every project, we set ourselves the goal of achieving the highest standards of architecture, believing that good design creates good working and living environments, promotes good social interaction, and therefore has the potential to improve lives.

Meet the team

Joe - Director

Joe Martin - MKA Architects

Joe’s approachable and honest attitude to Architectural Design and business ownership has won over many clients and new projects. His belief is a happy team makes a happy project.

He has a broad range of experience from commercial, education, and residential, to listed buildings and conservation areas and individual projects to large-scale estate/ urban regeneration and master planning work.

Joanna - Planning Director

Joanna - MKA Architcts Planning DirectorJoanna is a Chartered Town Planner with 25 years’ experience working in planning on a range of projects; residential, commercial, health and educational, mainly in local government. Experience to help her quickly understand the potential of a site, and how to take it most smoothly through the planning process.

She enjoys the variety that comes with her work and working with people to help them achieve their ambitions.

Simone - Architect

Simone Conti - MKA Architects

Simone has a passion for Architecture and an enthusiasm for design that is infectious.

He has worked in many sectors, but his passion lies in residential projects, working collaboratively with client’s briefs, often bringing a new perspective to resolve a problem creatively.

Phil - Senior Architectural Technician

Phil Reeves - MKA Architects

Phil has an eye for detail and a fastidious approach to work, whether he is working on large-scale multi-million-pound projects to smaller domestic extensions, he enjoys the technical side of the job.

Supporting the team with up-to-date knowledge on Building Regulations and construction best practice.

Clare- Office Manager

Clare Mitchell - MKA Architects

Clare is the first point of contact for all clients, speaking with new enquiries, greeting visitors, as well as managing the accounts, social media, and general administrative tasks.

Her bubbly personality and great organisational skills keep the team together in our busy office.

Find us at:

MKA Architects, Rosewood, High Street, Tonbridge TN11 0EF