We are commercially-led architects
who balance function and performance with creative design

Why choose us?

Positive. Proactive. Personal.

For us, architecture is about more than designing and building grand structures. It’s about the quality of service we offer to our clients. It’s about pushing projects forwards to maximise the potential of each development. And, it’s about using our architectural experience to come up with practical solutions in everything we design.

“The success of your project is our priority”

Our strengths lie in the dedicated team we attribute to each new project. The scale of our business means we can be hands-on, solutions-driven and pragmatic with our approach to creative design. And we can be agile, adapting to any changes in the process so that our projects always come in on time and on budget. For more on how we work with our clients, please see our architectural services.

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Creative. Credible.

We are a commercially-focussed, design-led chartered architecture studio, specialising in urban living, housing, student accommodation and commercial projects.

Founded by Michael Magri in 2020, an architect with over 25 years of experience in architectural services and development strategy, we have built a reputation for architectural excellence and expertise.

We also create turnkey projects for investors and clients.  We source sites for new development opportunities with strategic partners, and, collectively, we are working to help meet society’s long-term housing needs.

If you have a project you’d like to discuss or need advice with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Our valued clients & collaborators

How we work

  • Leadership

    We are your architect, lead consultant, and development strategist combined. We drive the concept, delivery, and design from inception through completion.

  • Service

    Working as a small, dedicated, yet highly experienced team allows us to provide an extremely personal service with the expertise to adapt to each unique project.

  • Influencing

    Our extensive commercial delivery experience allows us to influence projects positively, ensuring smooth transitions through project development stages.

  • Drive

    Very simply, we will push your project forward, be proactively involved and achieve positive results. You have a vision; TDS will make it a reality.

  • Relationships

    We pride ourselves on building long-standing relationships with clients. It is a core principle of TDS and underpins how we operate.

Meet the team

Our lead architects

With combined architectural experience that amasses to over half a century, we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver your vision.


Michael Magri BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA

Managing Director

Michael Magri, a chartered architect with over 25 years’ experience, leads The Development Studio. Michael has delivered projects for developers, local authorities, universities, and housing associations. Give Michael a call to discuss your project, idea, or site.


James Reason BA (Hons), MArch, PgDip


James is a qualified project architect with experience in a range of sectors. Having worked with the team for over four years, James provides invaluable design and management skills to the team to ensure your project meets its full potential.


Paul Blanch BSc (Hons), MCIAT

Technical Director

As Technical Director of The Development Studio, Paul has gained a wealth of experience in architecture, technical design and detailing with over 20 years, ensuring a smooth transition from design to construction.

Paul is experienced across a number of sectors, including multi-residential, education, commercial and car park projects.  With a background as a Chartered Architectural Technologist, Paul has strong technical capabilities, a keen attention to architectural detailing and coordination.

Work with us

Get in touch hello@tds.uk 01452 238588