About Us

Duncan Polidano
Founding Partner

Duncan Polidano is a partner at Architecture XV. Specialising in structural design and project management, he also holds a master’s degree in structural and bridge engineering from the University of Surrey. He has worked on a number of iconic building schemes across Malta including numerous other residential, commercial, infrastructural and hospitality commissions. Under Duncan’s supervision our studio steers major projects from feasibility to execution stages.

Edward Said
Founding Partner

Edward Said is a partner at Architecture XV. Specialising in masonry building conservation, he also holds a master’s degree in the preservation of historic gardens and cultural landscapes from the University of Bath. As lead-consultant in heritage he has worked on several high-profile rehabilitation projects as well as many other listed monuments across the Maltese Islands. Through our office Edward also carries out research on local architectural history and has published various papers on the subject.

Martina Azzopardi
 Junior Partner

Martina Azzopardi is a junior partner at Architecture XV having graduated from the University of Malta in 2014 soon after obtaining her warrant of Perit. She takes on various roles in our office primarily in managing all small to medium projects being handled. Her competence in structural engineering and project management is also central. Martina has gained experience on a variety of projects, ranging from residential properties to larger scale commercial developments, steering from concept through to the execution.

Kathryn Almeida
Senior Structural Engineer

Kathryn Almeida is a Senior Structural Engineer at Architecture XV. After her university studies, she pursued a career in civil engineering further specialising in the structural design. Having worked on several medium to large scale commercial and residential projects in Brazil and Malta, she can confidently contribute from concept design stage to completion. More recently Kathryn has nurtured an interest for BIM processes pursuing a master’s degree in BIM Management, which was completed in 2020.

Kimberley Bonello

Kimberley Bonello is a Junior Architect at Architecture XV. She completed her academic studies in 2021 attaining a master’s degree in architecture and conservation at the University of Malta. With a keen interest in architectural heritage, particularly the rehabilitation of buildings, her role within Architecture XV sees her assisting in design and restoration projects. Kimberley is also involved in the overseeing planning applications followed by execution on site.

Ryan Grech

Ryan Grech graduated in Built Environment Studies from the University of Malta, further reading for a master’s degree in architecture and conservation in 2016. He later obtained the warrant of Perit, following some years working in general architectural practice. At Architecture XV Ryan focusses primarily on heritage related projects which he steers from concept stage to procurement and implementation, as well as liaising with different stakeholders. He also competent in property valuations.

Roberta Lima
Structural Engineer

Roberta Lima obtained her master’s degree in civil engineering and architecture from the University of Palermo in 2021 and sat for a second degree from the University of Madrid in building engineering. She joined Architecture XV as a Junior Structural Engineer and approaches design projects meticulously yet with enthusiasm. Roberta has a special interest in historic building conservation and its application to structural scenarios.

Marion Muscat
Office Administrator

Marion Muscat holds the position of Office Administrator at Architecture XV. She graduated from the University of Malta with a Diploma in Management and pursued a career in sales and marketing. Marion is highly experienced in business management, administration, and marketing. She oversees the firm’s day-to-day business proceedings as well as assistance with multiple responsibilities regarding the studio premises.

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