Curious about who we are and our background? read on!

our background

Noades Architects, established by Matt Noades in 2016, relocated to Chorleywood in 2017. With over 20 years of expertise across diverse architectural sectors, Matt has successfully managed a range of projects, from the development of 1000 luxury residential apartments along the Thames to bespoke kitchen extensions. Our practice primarily serves the Three Rivers and Chiltern areas.

In 2022, Noades Architects proudly became certified Passive House designers, reflecting our commitment to sustainable and energy-efficient design. As we continue to grow, our dedicated team now includes four full-time professionals, all driven by a passion for excellence and innovation in architecture.

our team

matt noades

Matt studied architecture at Nottingham University, where he completed prize-winning projects and, on completion of his BArch. had his thesis project chosen by the university as their submission to the RIBA Silver Medal competition for the best nationwide student design projects, in which it was selected to be exhibited.

He worked at Leslie Jones Architects from 1996 to 2001, where he qualified as an architect and ran retail development projects with a combined construction cost of £33M.

In 2001 he moved to Broadway Malyan where he worked as a project architect on large-scale residential projects including Admirals Quay in Southampton (430 apartments), Greenwich Reach (now ‘New Capital Quay’ – 980 apartments) and Greenwich Millenium Village Phase 3 (600 apartments, 60,000sq.ft. of office space and an 800 space multi-storey car park).

After taking a sabbatical to travel in 2007 and returning in 2009 to a much changed economic environment, Matt started carrying out smaller commissions, and in 2010 became a joint owner of Malby Architects, where he worked until 2016 when he founded Noades Architects.

Matt Noades

arebela stower

Arebela has been a fully qualified RIBA chartered architect for over 25 years, completing her studies from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL.

She has extensive experience in both residential and commercial projects with particular focus on conservation and heritage projects, working with grade 1 & grade 2 listed buildings and churches. She has been a project architect on several jobs, being involved from concept design to completion.

Arebela Stower

adela kalab

Adela is a UK-registered architect ARB and a member of the Czech Chamber of Architects, graduating from the Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague in 2001.

She has worked across several sectors including residential, public projects, interior and landscape design. She has a range of skills from measured surveys, conceptual design, and production of working and technical drawings to dealing with planning departments.

Adela Kalab

tracey carpenter

Tracey has a bachelor’s degree in architectural technology and over 15 years’ experience in architectural practices working on a wide range of building types, but with a focus on residential work.

She is the office CAD expert and has a thorough understanding of the current standards and regulations which affect all building projects.

Tracey Carpenter

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