CONRAD THAKE is a practising architect, urban planner and architectural historian. After graduating in Architecture & Civil Engineering from the University of Malta, he pursued postgraduate studies in North America, earning an MA in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a Ph.D in Architecture, from the University of California, at Berkeley, U.S.A

He has co-authored with the late Dr. Quentin Hughes, the two volumes Malta – The Baroque Island, (2003) and Malta – War & Peace, an Architectural Chronicle 1800-2000, (2005). He has published in several prestigious international journals such as L’Arca, Demetra, Palladio, and Spazio e Società. Thake is a Salzburg fellow and a member of CICA - Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture / International Committee of Architectural Critics.

He has served as a member of the Development Control Commission, the Planning Appeals Board and the Valletta Rehabilitation Committee. Architect Thake is currently a senior lecturer in the department of History of Art, at the University of Malta.


“ ..... do more with less. I am convinced that from now on, the point is not to build more buildings but to revise the buildings we have.”

Architect Herman Hertzberger
Recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal 2012


Architect Conrad Thake offers a professional and personalised service focusing mainly on the restoration and rehabilitation of traditional and historic buildings. He is a firm believer in pursing a creative synergy between the authentic building fabric and modern interventions that make the building relevant for the needs and aspirations of contemporary society.
The ultimate vision is that of creating a humane living environment with respect for the memory of the past.

Other services offered include property valuations, restoration method statements, planning development briefs and MEPA applications.

Email address: Office: 356-21465782