We are an innovative niche architectural studio established by Avril Silva and Matt Lindley.

They share a passion for their chosen profession since qualifying from Kingston University School of Architecture. Having worked in the architecture profession with over 30 years experience between them Avril and Matt are Chartered Architects – both ARB (Architects Registration Board) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) registered.

Avril and Matt have an excellent track record in helping clients realise the true potential of their projects, whether it be an extension to an existing house, the design and building of a new dream home or a mixed-use regeneration project for a developer client.

Silva Lindley Architects is a creative architecture studio with extensive experience of working across a range of sectors:


  • Refurbishment and Extension
  • New Build
  • Heritage

Mixed-use & Regeneration

  • Residential
  • Workplace
  • Retail
  • Leisure
  • Hospitality
  • Community

With studios based in Cobham and Haslemere, we offer architectural services throughout the UK.

Silva Lindley are a Chartered architects – both ARB (Architects Registration Board) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) registered


We believe in the added value of great design and have a genuine commitment to creating places which enrich people’s lives.

We seek to give clients the optimum return on their investment through creative thought, enduring design, technical knowledge and commercial awareness to ensure a deliverable and sustainable resolution.

We believe the best starting point in all projects is listening. We will listen to the requirements of the client, and then use our skill, experience and passion for creativity to bring the ideas we have formulated together into a reality.

We believe that good architecture is resultant of good design. Whilst this requires considered approach to the creation of form and space, detailing of junctions, selection of materials, it also requires effective and efficient working practices to work to programme and budget.

We approach each opportunity with a fresh outlook and with regard for its impact upon the environment and setting. We are committed to supporting those clients that wish to engage with and integrate modern methods of construction and technological enhancements into their project to provide for a more sustainable solution.

We seek to work with our clients and fellow consultants to build relationships within a culture of collaboration, teamwork and partnership. Our professional and inclusive approach provides clients with the necessary support, expertise and confidence.


As a Chartered RIBA practice, Silva Lindley Architects are able to offer the full architectural service from inception through to completion on site.Our services are tailored around the individual clients needs and the specific project requirements to ensure best value, appropriate support, professional leadership and coordination of all aspects of the design and construction process.

We take great personal pride in the high quality of service that we offer our clients and have a track record of clients returning to employ our services and of receiving new opportunities from recommendation by existing clients. We are happy to provide references where required.

Our clients include private homeowners as well as house builders and property developers. Silva Lindley Architects have experience of working across a range of sectors and across all workstages from:

  • loft extensions and ‘self build’ new dwellings to renovation of a listed building
  • change of use and redevelopment of employment site into residential to mixed-use regeneration schemes of 400+ new homes including residential, retail, restaurants etc.
  • from site appraisal and viability testing to developed design and planning applications
  • from detailed design and tender through to siteworks and the construction stages
  • from complex inner city locations to rural sites

Ultimately, Silva Lindley Architects will provide an architectural service tailored to meet the needs of our clients and targeting the delivery of successful outcomes. Please refer to the list of workstageservices for a more thorough explanation.


Silva Lindley Architects have experience working across a range of sectors throughout the UK. We include a portfolio of examples of our work and experience in:

Residential: With extensive experience in: Refurbishment and Extension – ie whole house, loft etc; New Build – ie plot optimization, self-build etc; Heritage – ie conservation area, listed building, National Park etc

Mixed-use & Regeneration: With experience of working within and across the residential, workplace, retail, hospitality, leisure and community sectors.

PERIOD LIVING Richmond, London
TIMBER FRAME Horsham, West Sussex
COUNTRY LIFE West Quantoxhead, Somerset
INSIDE OUT Thames Ditton, Surrey
TRANS-FORMED Notting HIll, London
EAST BY NORTH WEST East Finchley, London
SPACE & LIGHT Kingsley Green, West Sussex
NEW QUARTER Wembley, London
CITY LIVING Clerkenwell, London
ROOMS WITH A VIEW Wandsworth, London
LIVING THE HIGH LIFE Kingston upon Thames, London
ISLAND BOATHOUSE Thames Ditton, Surrey
GRAND DESIGNS Kensington, London
LIGHT AND BRIGHT Richmond, London
SKY GARDEN MEWS Marylebone, London
THE WHITE HOUSE Cobham, Surrey
SEA, WIND, GLASS & STONE Stepper Point, Cornwall
RE-FRESH Mortlake, London
MIXED-USE CITY FRINGE Tower Hamlets, London
URBAN RENEWAL Thornhill, Southampton


Avril Silva

BA(Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA

Kingston University

Previous employment:
Silva Ford Architects
PRC Fewster
Broadway Malyan

Avril Silva is a qualified chartered architect with 15 years experience specialising in delivering residential and mixed use developments for private clients and developer clients.

Avril was the former director at Silva Ford Architects.

Contact Avril Silva
Vine House Stables,
41 Portsmouth Road
KT11 1QJ

m. 07977 047242


Matt Lindley

BA(Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA

Kingston University
University College London

Previous employment:
Broadway Malyan
Peter Tigg Partnership

Matt Lindley is a qualified chartered architect with 16 years experience of working with private clients as well as with developer clients across a range of sectors including residential, workplace, hospitality and retail in the UK and abroad. Matt Lindley was a former director of architecture at Broadway Malyan.

Contact Matt Lindley
Vine House Stables,
41 Portsmouth Road
KT11 1QJ

m. 07799 478430