About Us

Cyma Architects Ltd was formed in 2000 by the current Managing Director Mark Hall out of the desire to build an architectural practice providing high quality, sustainable building design solutions.

We have specialist knowledge of historic building design and construction techniques as well as modern sustainable design solutions and provide a highly sensitive service for all Listed Buildings, buildings within Conservation areas both existing and new.

Meet the Cyma team

About Cyma Architects 1

Mark Hall BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA – Managing Director
Mark Hall is the founder and director of Cyma Architects, and is the principal designer, overseeing all projects from inception to completion. His interest in local historic architecture has developed into a detailed knowledge of traditional building design and techniques, particularly of oak frame construction, using this knowledge to preserve and enhance the built environment, creating new buildings within the same lexicon of these principles.  After completing his architectural education at Canterbury College of Art (now the Canterbury School of Architecture), Mark worked for a Kent based design and build contractor, specialising in building conservation and new build oak frame housing, before establishing Cyma Architects in 2000.

About Cyma Architects 2

Jesus Roman Garcia ARB RIBA – Project Architect
Jesus qualified as an architect in Seville in 2013. He moved to England and started working at Cyma Architects in 2015. Following this move he became ARB registered and joined the RIBA. As project architect, Jesus project manages production of information within Cyma Architects, coordinating the other technical staff. Outside of work, Jesus is the local representative for The Georgian Group in the Folkestone & Hythe, and Canterbury districts.

About Cyma Architects 3

Max Thomson Part II Architectural Assistant – BA (hons), M Arch
Max joined Cyma Architects in 2017 following his Master of Architecture qualification. Max loves working with historic buildings and is interested in how their pull factors affect their location, as well as how ancient buildings tell the story of the people they were designed for.

About Cyma Architects 4

Kalpana Rai –  Part II Architectural Assistant
Kalpana joined Cyma Architects in January 2019. She enjoys designing and working up technical drawings and 3D modelling. She graduated with a BArch in Architecture from KEC, Nepal in 2010 and completed a Master’s in urban design at the University of Sheffield in 2014. She is particularly interested in housing design.

About Cyma Architects 5

Prabhat Malla Part I Architectural Assistant BA (hons)
Prabhat joined Cyma Architects in 2020 following his undergraduate degree, having had work experience at Cyma during the summer of 2019. Prabhat likes design and visualisation of historic buildings and is incentivised by the past and the relationships it has with the present.

About Cyma Architects 6
Dimple Manmovanlal – Part I Architectural Assistant BA (Hons) 
Dimple recently graduated from UCA Canterbury School of Architecture and joined Cyma Architects in 2020. She has a passion for conservation and a blend between the old and new. In her spare time, Dimple is a creative volunteer at Espression Arts, Canterbury, who aid the elderly with dementia, visiting care homes, employing art as therapy.
About Cyma Architects 7
Hugo – Moral and Happiness Officer
 

CYMA Awards

Our awards include:

  • Winner in The Environmental Award for Kent Businesses, for Promoting Responsible Design in Construction.
  • Winner in The Building Design Award from Ashford Borough Council in the Residential Category.
  • Commended in The Sunday Times British Homes Awards in Family Home Category.
  • Commended in Building Design Award from Ashford Borough Council in Building Conservation.
  • Commended in Building Design Award from Ashford Borough Council in Residential Development.
  • Highly Commended in the Dover Ideas Competition.