CAN is an architecture studio that designs buildings, environments and installations.
We work with set designers, artists, engineers and makers to create characterful and unexpected projects. We believe that architecture can and should make the city a more joyful, inclusive and inspiring place to live and work.
Mat Barnes - Director
Prior to founding CAN, Mat was an Associate at Studio 54 Architecture where he was responsible for the award-winning Peabody infill housing projects delivered through the prestigious Small Projects Panel. He also delivered the complex Arlington Road housing scheme in Camden. He is a former member of STORE, a teaching and arts collective and has delivered lectures on CAN's work in Europe. He has been a guest critic at a number of universities including Oxford Brookes and Westminster. He consolidated his various creative practices to form CAN in 2016. He is a fully qualified Architect and RIBA Chartered Member with over 10 years experience in the profession.