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Stuart Cade
Director

Stuart brings over twenty years of experience working in masterplanning, education, performance, museum & gallery design, with a particular expertise in contemporary buildings and additions to complex, often historic, settings. At Rick Mather Architects Stuart has overseen all of the practice's projects in Oxford including the implementation of all phases of the Ashmolean Museum Masterplan and the Sloane Robinson Building at Keble College; a new Music Room at Corpus Christi College together with continued practice work at Queen's College and Mansfield College's Love Lane building and the new Institute of Human Rights.

Stuart works across many fields bringing insight and fresh perspective from across different projects and has gained a reputation for successfully leading demanding projects. He has an enthusiasm for problem solving and innovation to provide tailored design solutions. Stuart enjoys designing taking a lead in the studio he engages in all stages of design development from inception to fine detail and brings forward a background in carpentry to practical elegant solutions.  Stuart is a good listener and fosters collaboration - often working with complex client organisations and their stakeholders, planning, conservation and funding bodies to promote and secure consents for high-profile projects.

As Director of MICA Stuart is currently leading the team to deliver Fairfield Cultural Quarter in Croydon, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Gray’s Inn, the Lancaster University Spine, the Hay Castle restoration project, and most recently a major new commission for Jesus College in Oxford. Stuart has also led MICAs first completed project at the Horniman Museum completing the creation of a new Studio and the redevelopment of the historic South Hall.

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