About Us

Every great design starts with a creative spark.

When we founded Milton Architects in 2005, we had a simple aim: to establish a practice that would offer a fresh approach to architectural design with clients at the heart of the process. With the passion and support of an exceptional team of creative professionals, we’ve built an environment in which ideas flourish freely and where a culture of collaboration ensures that projects become so much more than the sum of their parts. 

Approach

Design that’s tailor made for you

We believe that good architectural design transcends ephemeral perceptions of style and is essential for living well. At Milton, each project begins with the client’s vision; it’s our job to explore the initial brief, teasing out key ideas and aspirations so we develop a clear concept from the outset. We take the time to develop an in-depth understanding of the background and context to every new commission – it’s this meticulous approach that enables us to deliver imaginative and bespoke solutions.

Process

Every client journey is different – so much depends on the scale and complexity of an individual project. But, while we offer a unique response to every brief, our approach remains the same: we first take the time to learn all we can about you and your goals before beginning our collaboration. Only by acquiring a deep understanding of your aims and aspirations – as well as your lifestyle priorities – can we deliver a design that’s the perfect fit.

Not sure where to start?

Our Preliminary Project Appraisal will allow you to explore your goals for the project in a structured format and offers you the following benefits...

  • Tests the viability of a project before you commit to significant expense in developing detailed design proposals
  • Avoids making costly changes further into the project due to lack of understanding of your needs and options
  • Helps you determine if our working relationship is a good fit for both parties before fully committing to further design services
  • Provides a useful tool that will guide you towards the next stages of your project

Contact us to discuss a Preliminary Project Appraisal for your project…

People

We are only as good as the people we work with. We are fortunate to have some exceptionally talented people working at Milton as well as a team of dedicated consultants, builders and other suppliers who work in association with us.

Mike

Mike grew up in a 1960s house with creative parents who had a penchant for mid-century Scandinavian furniture. He earned his stripes on a wide range of projects in London before starting a new life in Wiltshire with his wife, Amanda, and their three boys. He gets his adrenaline fix from cycling and exercises his vocal chords with a local acapella choir. Mike qualified as a registered Architect in 1991.

Amanda

Amanda honed her skills on a variety of projects in the capital after training as an architect in London and Brighton. She moved to Wiltshire with Mike and their young family to co-found a new practice and set down roots in this beautiful county. In her spare time, Amanda draws, throws pots and grows an assortment of vegetables. She’s a keen golfer and supports Arsenal FC from a safe distance. Amanda qualified as a registered Architect in 1993.

Oliver

Oliver joined Milton after nine years with an award-winning architecture practice in London working on high-quality residential developments. He’s a keen runner, Everton fan and proud father of two boys. Oliver qualified as a registered Architect in 2007.

Eleanor

Eleanor joined Milton after six years working on high-end residential properties in a London practice. She has a keen interest in art, literature and culture but also enjoys countryside walks with her springer puppy. She has had an illustrious netball career and is a fiendish skier. Eleanor qualified as a registered Architect in 2015.

Emma

Emma is the reason our office runs like a well-oiled machine. She joined Milton in 2013, giving us the benefit of her impressive business admin and accounting experience – not to mention her peerless cake-making skills. Emma is a Glasto veteran (where her husband, Dave, runs one of the stages) and frequently hobnobs with bona fide music celebs.

Ros

Ros came to Milton from Canada where she’d been working as an architect for a number of years. She regularly takes to the high seas as a tall ships bosun and is a RYA coastal skipper. She has two children and is a master of the ukulele. Ros qualified as a registered Architect in 2012.