Zara Moon Architects are a creative RIBA Chartered Architecture practice based in Lancashire. We specialise in contemporary design and unique sites which require problem-solving and innovative solutions.


The practice was founded in 2017 by Zara Moon and Paul Beneduce who brought together the skills of a Chartered Architect and a luxury 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.


Our diverse, ambitious team brings a wealth of experience to all of our projects. We’re always working collaboratively with our clients to produce brilliant work.

Zara Moon

Co-Founder, Director & Lead Architect

Paul Beneduce

Co-Founder & Managing Director


Lisa Sanderson

Office Administrator

Robyn Holden

Senior Architect

Ben Craven


Holly Ellison

Architectural Assistant

John Francis

Planning Consultant

We are hiring!

Architectural Technologist / Technician / Architect

Join our team

Architectural Technologist / Technician / Architect

We are looking for an experienced Architectural Technologist / Technician to join our
boutique practice at ZMA.

You will work directly with our full team and be a key member of the practice executing drawings from RIBA stage 4 onwards. You will work on varying scales of exciting projects in a fast-paced environment taking our designs from planning approval through to completion including tender packages, building regulations approvals, and construction packages. We offer a reward and recognition scheme, have monthly office lunches, and hold office walks.

We are looking for someone who is excellent at what they do, and can work collaboratively with our team, the wider project team and building control.

You will need excellent software knowledge in AutoCAD, and be highly experienced in Building Regulations, technical detailing, and sustainable design.

Please email both your CV and drawing portfolio to Please include an assortment of technical drawings within your portfolio.


Hays Architecture Award for Masterplanning
Sikorski Memorial Award for Best Thesis Design
Sheppard Robson Sustainability Award for Eco-Design


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