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Liz Pride

MA (Cantab) DipArch RIBA
Director Emeritus

Liz joined MJP Architects in 1987 and and became a Director when the Practice incorporated in 2002. She became Company Secretary in 2004.

Major project experience

Liz is the masterplanner for the West Cambridge site for the University of Cambridge, the Development Plan Architect for the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham. The role of masterplanning includes the design of landscape and building projects and providing advise on proposals produced by other consultants.

Other projects include:

Harrow residential development, masterplan and FE College – £89m new building setting standards for the FE sector. This project was a key element in the regeneration of the town centre and occupied a sensitive site on Metropolitan Open Land;
West Cambridge Residences – 206 flats for University staff and students;
Friendship House, Southwark for London Hostels Association – housing for 180 single people;
Southside student residences for Imperial College, London – refurbishment of a listed 1960’s building housing 380 undergraduates;
Wychfield Site, Trinity Hall, Cambridge – housing for graduate students;
Ballymun estate, Dublin for Ballymun Regeneration Limited – masterplan for the regeneration of a large 1960’s estate including the provision of new homes, social and retail facilities, with extensive community involvement;
Tonbridge School Chapel – initial project to refurbish and re-order the listed chapel and a subsequent project for a new chapel (unbuilt);
Wadham College, Oxford – student accommodation and social facilities;
Shenley Church End and Great Linford, Milton Keynes – housing for families and for single people.
Shortlisted competition entries include the new British Embassy in Berlin, extension to the National Portrait Gallery and the South Bank Centre in London.


Research includes the design of accommodation for students and single people for the New Metric Handbook. She is a member of the RIBA Higher Education Design Quality Forum. She has been an External Examiner for the Part I Architectural Tripos at Cambridge University and is currently an External Examiner at the University of Strathclyde.

Liz developed the practice’s project costing and resourcing systems, including directing the development of new computer software called ‘ResMan’. She is responsible for the management of the Practice’s staff and training programme.

Previous Experience

Previous experience includes Maguire & Murray 1984–87: social facilities/residential extension to a listed building at Epsom College, Design and Technology Centre for King’s College, Taunton.
Hunt Thompson Associates 1982–84: housing projects including special needs housing.
Hutchison Lock & Monk 1981–1982: maternity unit for Lister Hospital and a hospice in Epsom. Castle Park & Hooke 1980–1981 housing association projects for families and special needs housing.
Maguire & Murray 1977–1978 sports pavilion in Hampton.