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the zma story

The practice was founded in 2017 by Zara Moon and Paul Beneduce who brought together the skills of a Chartered Architect and a bespoke property developer to form ZMA.

Our office base is in Whalley, Lancashire with our projects being predominantly across the Ribble Valley, Pendle, Greater Manchester and beyond.

We are a small boutique practice with a unique set-up – we all work on every project together as 1 team which allows us to work efficiently and to everyone’s individual strengths creating a strong team work environment. Being a small studio allows us to provide a highly bespoke and personal service to our clients, when we are able to create unique schemes individually tailored to our client’s needs.

we are passionate straight-talking northerners who care about your project as much as you do.

who works on your project

find out more about each of us by reading our full bio.

zara moon
architect director planning consultant
paul beneduce
commercial director
robyn pilling
associate architect
isabella robinson
architectural assistant

why would you choose to work with us?


we care


specialists in sensitive sites


planning success rate of 96%


unique combination of in-house expertise


full team on your project working with you collaboratively

what planning officers say
about our projects…

what our clients say about
working with us…

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frequently asked questions