Meet The Team …

Deborah Southwould CMgr MCMI

Practice Manager | Financial Director

Deborah joined us as Practice Manager in 2000 and became Financial Director in 2006. A Chartered Manager and member of the Chartered Management Institute she has many years management experience and is responsible for financial management, business planning, polices, procedures and HR.

Richard White BA(Hons) BArch ARB RIBA

Architect | Director

Richard joined us in 2000 as an Architect and has been a Director since 2004. He has a great number of years experience both in the UK and in South Africa. Richard works within all sectors of the industry and is currently active within Passivhaus design and industrial sectors.

Tim Mitchell

BA (Hons) MArch PGCert ARB RIBA

Architect | Associate

Tim Mitchell joined us as an Architectural Assistant in 2009 and qualified as an Architect in 2018. He became an Associate in 2018 and works within all sectors. He manages a team of Architectural Assistants on a variety of projects within the residential, industrial and education sectors.

Andy James BSc (Hons)

Technical Lead / Senior Architectural Technician


Andy joined the practice as a Senior Architectural Technician in 2018. He leads the Technical Team and manages multi residential schemes of varying sizes from technical through to construction.

Nadine Wolz BSc MSc ARB RIBA

Architect | BIM Co-ordinator

Nadine joined Mitchell Architects as an Architectural Designer in 2016, and qualified as an Architect in 2019. She is part of the Design Team in our Plymouth Studio and has worked on various projects for the practice. In 2017 she became our BIM-Coordinator and is currently focusing on improving the information management and BIM capability of the practice.

Simone Aurich BArch (Brazil)

Senior Architectural Technician

Simone is a fully qualified Architect in Brazil, and she joined our technical team in 2016 after working for many years in Brazil and the USA. She works on commercial and residential projects mainly from technical stage through to construction.

Colin Knight

ONC/HNC Building const.

Senior Architectural Technician

Colin is a Senior Technician who re-joined our Technical Team in 2010. He has almost 40 years experience of detailing in all building sectors within the UK and has also worked for Architectural practices in Cyprus, Bermuda, Spain & the Middle East.

Lee Kowalski ACIAT

Architectural Technician

Lee joined the practice in 2016 and is part of the technical team. He has worked on multiple commercial and residential schemes.

Paul Walker-Jones

BArch BA (Hons) BSc (Hons)

Architectural Designer

Paul joined Mitchell Architects in 2018 as an Architectural Designer bringing with him many years’ experience working on his own residential projects both here in Plymouth and in Bristol. Working in the Plymouth Studio as part of the Design Team he is working on a variety of projects in the commercial and residential sectors whilst completing his Part III studies at UWE.

Yanko Kondev MArch

Architectural Designer

Yanko re-joined us in 2019 after finishing his Masters at Plymouth University.  He has previously completed his year in industry with us after his bachelor degree and we were delighted to welcome him back. He is currently working towards full architectural qualification as a Part III student at UWE Bristol. As part of the design team, he is working on various larger scale residential schemes and design of individual homes.

Livia Ciungu

Masters in Civil Engineering (Romania)

Architectural Technician

Livia joined us in 2019 following 10 years of working as a BIM Co-ordinator and Revit drafter and animator for an American Company. She brings her extensive knowledge of Revit to our Technical Team where she has been working on large scale residential projects.

Neil White

Junior Architectural Technician

Following a spell of work experience with us while at College Neil joined us in 2019 as our Junior Technician. He is working with the Technical Team on various projects, predominantly producing plans and details in Revit.