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


Ian Scott

Architectural Technologist

Isabella Robinson

Architectural Assistant


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


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