De Matos Ryan is headed by partners José Esteves de Matos and Angus Morrogh-Ryan, both graduates of Cambridge and Harvard University. Founded in 1999 the practice first gained recognition in 2002 with the multi award-winning Cowley Manor Hotel & Spa and has since established a strong reputation in hospitality and cultural design particularly within sensitive historic settings. De Matos Ryan combines expertise in architecture, interiors and landscape to create imaginative and well-detailed modern environments, producing work on a variety of scales. Recent projects include the refurbishment of Sadler’s Wells London; the Members’ Lounge and Conference Centre at the British Library, London; the refurbishment of York Mansion House and of York Theatre Royal, winner of the Civic, Culture & Transport category of the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2016; RIBA Yorkshire Award 2017 and RIBA Yorkshire Client of the Year 2017. Current projects include: the redevelopment of St George’s Hall, Bradford - the oldest purpose-built music hall in Britain; and the redevelopment of West London’s performing arts school, ArtsEd.