Matt Bailey

Matt is an Architect with a passion and commitment to natural, healthy architectural design. He originally met Barbara attending training courses with the School of Natural Building, during his architectural education. He became a part of Straw Works in 2018, and became a director in 2019.

He has been passionate about low impact living and health and wellbeing since before his training in architecture. As such, during his degree at the University of Cambridge he found himself interested particularly in natural materials and passive design principles. He also saw the importance of craft, making and building in the design process, and pursued opportunities to study natural building alongside Architecture.

His postgraduate studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology, and his numerous practical building courses and trainings in strawbale and other natural building methods have given Matt a deeper understanding of how to design natural, healthy buildings.

He is a registered Architect with the ARB.