mark lima


I am a registered architect generally practicing in Hampshire and neighbouring counties. I am often engaged as a freelance architect to represent established multi-discipline practices, assisting them in the delivery of significant national & international projects.


I also undertake interesting direct commissions for private clients both in the UK and in Portugal.










The Portugal connection

As well as having studied and qualified in the UK, I am also a registered architect in Portugal and maintain professional registration with the UK's Architect's Registration Board and the Ordem dos Arquitectos in Portugal.


Having worked as an architect in Lisbon and having established strong working relationships, I am able to offer a specialist service for anyone looking to pursue a project in Portugal but with the convenience & reassurance of an architect close at hand in the UK.

Through collaboration with trusted colleagues in Portugal, coupled with frequent visits, I am able to manage the design & construction of projects for UK clients wishing to realise their development in this beautiful & sunny land.

For further information, please contact me directly.

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Freelance Architect

I am undertaking a number of private commissions as well as fulfilling a consultancy role for national multi-disciplinary firms on the strength of my education sector and defence experience.

2010 - 2017

Scott Wilson/ URS/ AECOM

Associate Director
Head of Education Architecture Sector during the latter period of my employment but prior to that I was Client Account Manager for UK Power Networks Architectural commissions, instrumental in the Angola/ Sao Tome multi-sector projects and principal architect for terminals (air and sea) as well as defence projects. 

2008 - 2009

Broadway Malyan - Lisbon

Senior Architect
Interior Design primarily for the Hospitality Sector I was involved in the design development of premium hotels in Manama, Bahrain and Wroclaw, Poland.


Scott Brownrigg


Key contributor to the firm's fledgling Education Sector at the time.  Deliverables team leader on a new secondary school project with multiple other project encompassing KS1 through to KS5


Modern Design Group


Hampshire Surrey and London-based Education and Residential Sector projects for Local Authorities and private clients.


Ambo Architects

Graduate Architect

Conservation and contemporary architecture in London and Hampshire 


For UK projects (depending on project/ client needs) I may propose that architectural support be provided in collaboration with Keith Russell of D84 Architects, Portsmouth.  Keith and I share a very similar work and design ethic and we have worked together in the past.  Such a collaboration may offer an accelerated project programme on larger projects as well as the benefit of respective experiences on multi-use schemes. 

For projects in Portugal I collaborate with chartered architects and technicians in Lisbon and Porto to provide a robust service offering.


Please feel free to contact me if you are undertaking an interesting building project and are seeking architectural support services.