Maria Louise Long – Episode 50

For the sixth episode of Architecture Masters at Home, we’re joined by Maria Louise Long, Senior Associate at Chris Dyson Architects.

Maria Louise Long. Image courtesy of the practice.
Maria Louise grew up in South West Ireland and went on to study architecture at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen before moving to London some 10 years ago in search of work during the global financial crisis.

She joined Chris Dyson Architects after a short period working on a construction site – and then worked her way up from Part 2 student to Senior Associate – now leading many of the practices projects

Maria Louise Long. Image courtesy of the practice.

The practice, founded in 2004, has won great acclaim for its conservation and restoration work, and is increasingly working on larger commercial schemes. We spoke to Chris in episode 5, back in 2017.

Having outgrown their original studio, in 2014 the studios moved to a former pub – The Queen’s Head – on the corner of Commercial Street and Fashion Street in London’s Spitalfields. The practice proceeded to completely re-design, overhaul and restore the building whilst working from it.