Meet The Team …

Ian Hodder Dip Arch RIBA

Architect | Director

Ian joined us in 2013 as Senior Architect establishing the Exeter studio and became a Director in 2014. He has many years experience specialising within the commercial sector and is experienced in delivering large scale projects including student accommodation, hotel and retail facilities as well as Masterplanning and Feasiblity Studies.

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 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.

Ben Warren TCIAT

Senior Architectural Technician | Associate

Ben joined Mitchell Architects in 2011 as a Senior Technician following 5 years at another Plymouth based practice. He became an Associate in 2015 and is responsible for the Technical Team in addition to the management of projects throughout the technical design and construction phase. Since joining Mitchell Architect Ben has successfully managed numerous schemes across all sectors.

Tim Mitchell BA(Hons) MArch

Architectural Designer | Associate

Tim Mitchell joined us as an Architectural Assistant in 2009 and has been an Architectural Designer since 2013. 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.

Lee Cheetham BA(Hons) MArch

Architectural Designer | Associate

Lee joined us as an Architectural Assistant in 2010 and has been an Architectural Designer since 2013 He became an Associate in 2018 and works mainly within the residential sector from one off houses to large housing developments and Extra Care Facilities. Lee is also involved with the BIM management 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.

Nadine Wolz BSc MSc (Architecture)

Architectural Designer | BIM Co-ordinator

Nadine joined Mitchell Architects as an Architectural Designer in 2016. 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.

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.