About Us

GMA Architecture has been advising clients on architectural, development and design matters since establishment in 1982 when the architectural consultancy was formed out of the original planning and environmental consultancy established in 1978. GMA Architecture is a medium sized chartered architectural practice working on a wide range of projects throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

GMA Architecture is a R.I.B.A. Chartered Practice
GMA Architecture is BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified
GMA Architecture is accredited with CHAS certification


Our Practice

Since 1982, GMA Architecture has followed it's ambition to pursue a diversity in projects and building types, and ensuring that resulting development is appropriate in context, functionality, and provides a stimulating environment. Talented staff have come from varied cultural backgrounds, enriching the experience in the office and the approach to projects through this broad cultural and overseas experience. GMA Architecture attach great imporance in ensuring all key personnel are involved directly with all projects, with clients having direct access to key members of staff at all times.

Key Personnel

Ian Laverick Bsc(Arch) BArch (Hons1) FRAIA, RIBA, Managing Director - Experienced in a wide range of complex building and development projects in the UK, Australia, Middle-East and the Channel Islands.
Contact: laverick@gmaarchitecture.co.uk

Stephen Jowitt BA (Hons) BArch, (Hons) RIBA, Director - Experienced in leisure buildings, health and welfare and multi-storey housing.
Contact: jowitt@gmaarchitecture.co.uk

Colin Howe Bsc (Arch), Associate – Worked within small and large scale practices in the London and the West Country, experienced in multi-unit housing, student housing, health and welfare developments.
Contact: colin.howe@gmaarchitecture.co.uk

Meredith Dominey N.Dip.(Architectural) Associate – Experienced in the private sector in the UK and South Africa, and in commercial, leisure and high end residential developments in the UK.
Contact: dominey@gmaarchitecture.co.uk


GMA Architecture provides:

  • Development advice
  • Relevant experience on a wide range of architectural building types
  • Conservation and Listed Building Experience
  • Design solutions responsive to the environment and location
  • Comprehensive package of architecture, planning and interior design
  • Lead design role on multi-consultancy projects
  • Design and build services
  • Construction technology