Our experienced and creative leadership team is the backbone of our strong reputation. Elliot & James are directly involved with the development and output of each studio and are actively involved in every stage of each project.
Co-Founder BA (Hons) Architecture MArch / ARB Los Angeles
As an architect, Elliot channels his experience into creating unexpected approaches to design, based on a holistic understanding of global demographics and consumer trends. Elliot’s wide-ranging interests – from photography to surfing, yoga and climbing – inspire continual aesthetic reinvention. Elliot is passionate about the environment and its protection.
Co-Founder BA (Hons) Architecture Dip Arch / ARB London
James’ passion for architecture, graphics, art and history combined with the experiences of his global travels have helped inform his approach to design. James believes in creating exceptional spaces, using architectural principals, that inspire an emotional connection. James is intrigued by the speed of change within luxury and believes we must embrace design for the greater good.
Group Finance Director BCompt SAIPA London
Mauro works across our studios as our operations and finance director, having joined the team in 2015. With over twenty years’ experience, Mauro ensures the business side of MAWD runs seamlessly and has day-to-day responsibility for all commercial and financial aspects of the group. Outside of work, Mauro enjoys the outdoors especially mountain biking and hiking in the Alps with his wife and their two children.
New Business & Marketing Director BA Literature New York
During her almost 20-year career, Katherine has told the stories of the places where we live, work and play for entities ranging from town councils to some of the world’s largest property companies. At MAWD, she heads up marketing and new business outreach, utilizing her skills in connection and communication to forge new partnerships and initiatives.
Studio Director Los Angeles BS Interior Design Los Angeles
With 16 years of experience and a strong focus in hospitality and FF&E, Liz has had the privilege of working with prestigious brands like St Regis, Shangri-La, Westin, Wynn, Hilton, and IHG, as well as a number of large-scale residential developments in the US and Asia whilst at HBA. As the head of the L.A. office, she takes a hands-on approach, working directly with manufacturers, owners and purchasing agents to ensure each project exceeds expectations.
Studio Director New York BA Architecture New York
Daniel has extensive experience in high-end residential development, single family residential, retail, and hospitality projects. At MAWD, he has overseen the interior design of Thomas Heatherwick’s Lantern House and the Mandarin Oriental residences on 5th Avenue in New York. His previous experience includes a condominium tower on Billionaire’s Row during his 10 years at Studio Sofield, and the George W. Bush Library while with Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Design Associate BA (Hons) Interior Design London
Shelley leads interiors teams on high-end projects ranging from large scale multifamily developments to private residences. A highly creative interior designer who’s been part of the MAWD team for over eight years, her role includes overseeing the concept and detail design development, along with FF&E selection and specifications.