Monahan Blythen Hopkins Architects (formerly CGHP Architects) was established in 1978 following the struggles in the 1970's concerning the proposed development plans for the Covent Garden neighbourhood of central London.

The majority of work has been in the centre of cities, particularly central London, and the practice has developed considerable skill in extracting the maximum potential of sites and buildings and in creating imaginative solutions in response to constrained site conditions.

With a particular expertise in working with community groups the practice has demonstrated its competence having completed many complex mix-use commercial developments, private and public sector housing projects, office development and refurbishment schemes, designed interiors, inner city renewal strategies and conducted master planning studies, renovations and reuse of listed buildings and sports, arts, theatre, health-care and educational commissions. Building contracts range from £9m to £75,000.

Monahan Blythen Hopkins Architects' projects have received many design awards including Civic Trust Awards and Commendations and the practice has received National Housing Design Awards on three occasions.