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Mungo Smith

Mungo Smith





Architects Registrations Board UK

Royal Institute of British Architects - (RIBA) International Member


Mungo has over 35 years’ experience in architecture, health facility planning and design. He is passionate about improving design effectiveness and architectural excellence using methodical research and evidence based design to create more effective outcomes.

He started his career as project architect for the pioneering Lambeth Community Care Centre, London, UK (1985) with Edward Cullinan Architects. After a period of teaching architecture, he was appointed Head of Design at the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) now at the London Southbank University, where he led the briefing and design of exemplar health projects.

In 1991, Mungo co-founded MAAP and for more than two decades was involved in the design of health care buildings, and consultancy for NHS Estates in the UK. Mungo has consulted in Australia since 2008, initially in a client advisory role on a series of major new hospital projects. He relocated permanently to Sydney in 2012 establishing MAAP as an independent company specializing in the design of health facilities.

Mungo has worked on both the client and delivery sides of contracts and has experience of all forms of health sector design and construction procurement. In addition to his work on projects, he is remains involved in design research and the development of design guidelines for government. This combination of architecture, clinical planning and research provides a solid body of evidence to support the delivery of innovative solutions which challenge conventional approaches to the design of inpatient, critical care and mental health accommodation resulting in new approaches to facility design.

Selected Work
Jacaranda Place

Mental Health

Shoalhaven Hospital Multi-Deck Carpark

Acute Health, Masterplanning

The Prince Charles Hospital

Acute Health, Masterplanning

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