About Us

MAAPS Design and Architecture is an integrated architectural, interior and furniture design studio. Our team’s multi-disciplinary skills and personalised approach enables us to create innovative and lasting solutions for each project. Our specialist expertise is the crafted reimagining and adaptation of existing architectural and interior spaces. The designs and the projects we deliver evolve from our understanding of a space’s emotional character, its hidden potential and our client’s desired interaction with it.

We are successful in working on listed and heritage properties, and within sensitive conservation area settings. We embrace refurbishment and new-build projects for private and corporate clients, spanning the hospitality, residential, commercial, education, maritime and retail sectors. From our East London base, we enjoy working nationally and internationally, actively seeking a diverse range and scale of engaging projects.

A core focus for our team is aligning natural materials, textures and colours as the connecting thread between a building and its users. In our world, imaginative design demands a mix of time-honoured choices combined with well-placed technological advances and innovations. MAAPS practices within a sustainable and responsible framework to produce lasting and refined solutions for discerning clients. The finest design, by definition, celebrates ingenuity and respects our shared environment.


With a proven track record in design across sectors from residential to hospitality, we offer a completely bespoke and multi-faceted service including:

  • Architectural and Interior Design
  • Planning Applications
  • Listed Building Advice and Applications
  • Statutory Authority Submissions
  • Detail Design / Specification / FF&E
  • Furniture Design / Specification
  • Maritime Interiors and Technical Support
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Management
  • Contract Administration

We are an experienced team that actively enjoys the collaborative benefits and opportunities of working together with other consultants. Our team resources include 3D visualisation and BIM capability to support our design roles.


Peter Mance


The Maaps studio is steered deftly by industry stalwart Peter Mance. With more than 30 years in his design career, Peter’s experience spans most sectors from hospitality, residential and education through to retail, marine and commercial.

Peter has worked on culturally diverse projects worldwide, and his attention to detail and natural intuition ensure that the environments created by the studio are beautiful, functional, thoughtful and crafted. Peter’s strong background in technical and operational design capabilities provides a solid foundation for his team to reference and his leadership in these areas enables the designs which come out of the studio to not only aesthetically please, but also be practically achieved/built.

Helen Chong


Client facing and technical, Helen has vast knowledge of the entire interior design process having delivered multiple prestigious restaurant, hospitality and hotel schemes globally. Helen is renowned for her calm, unflappable attitude which enables her to concentrate on the seamless delivery of the client’s vision time and again. 

Marina Cipileaga

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Marina provides invaluable support with her extremely capable approach to project work, focussing on the detail and ensuring that nothing is missed. Her calm eye and consistent methodology is a reassuring presence over the course of any project. 

Lyuba Pekyanska

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Always with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills, Lyuba’s clients are consistently comfortable in her ability to deliver their vision just as they want it. Her experience in delivery, back end technicality and pulling together the right team for the right job ensure that clients are able to relax knowing every aspect of their project is competently and consistently covered.

Aleksandra Dineva


Alex takes projects from concept to completion ensuring briefs are met in a timely and efficient manner. A strong advocator of continuous learning and an avid interest in the design world at large, she is fully informed on the latest trends, projects, technologies and materials, which translates into her innovative and original design style.

Louise Douglas

Finance & Studio Administrator

Louise is our vibrant Queen of Accounting, demanding nothing less than a balanced spreadsheet, a paid invoice, and a signed contract. She is renowned for her fastidious, organised, and professional approach, which ensures the MAAPS back office keeps on a steady and even keel. Louise also gains immense energy from sharing in the team’s design process and supporting their creative work.

Fred Bear

CSO (Chief Security Officer)

Mr alert and attentive.


CWO (Chief Welfare Officer)

A glamorous soft sable coat with an adorable resonant purr.

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