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

Chartered Architect | Consultant| Certified Passvhaus Designer

Tim is a Chartered Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer. He has a wealth of experience in both new-build and refurbishment across numerous sectors and specialism. Working with Mitchell Architects since 2009 he takes particular interest in the refurbishment and reuse of existing buildings through high quality, energy efficient and climate friendly designs. In his role as Consultant Tim supports the Team with his wide experience

Nigel Rockley BA DipArch DipAP ARB


Qualifying as an Architect in 1994 Nigel worked for a number of Architectural Practices in the Midlands and Home Counties before setting up his own business. He has recently relocated to Devon and joined our Team in 2023. Nigel has extensive experience in Residential, Education, and Commercial sectors as well as Listed Buildings. He manages projects in all sectors through inception to completion.


Abi Jones BA(Hons) MArch PGCert ARB


Abi joined our team in 2023.  Qualifying as an Architect in 2013 Abi worked for another Devon based Practice before leaving to set up her own business.  Experienced in working on projects from inception to completion, we are delighted to have her join our practice where she leads a team working on a variety of projects.


Lee Kowalski

Senior Technician

Lee joined the practice in 2016 and has progressed to be a senior member of the technical team. He manages his team through- out the technical phases on a multiple of commercial and residential schemes including projects in conservation areas and Grade 2* listed buildings

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.

Jonathan Hannam-Deeming BA(Hons)

Architectural Assistant

Jonathan joined our team in 2022 following a year working for an international multi-disciplinary practice in Hampshire.  He works with both the planning and technical teams on a wide variety of projects. He graduated from Plymouth University in 2020.

Simran Lalwaney MArch BA(Hons)

Architectural Designer

After studying and working as a Junior Architect in Mumbai, Simran came to the UK and studied for her Masters at the University of Plymouth before joining our team as an Architectural Designer in 2023.  She now works alongside the Architects to manage a variety of projects working on both the planning and technical phases.

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.

Carly Anderson

Technical Administrator

Carly has been with us since 2016 and works with the architectural team providing technical assistance and administration. Additionally Carly manages our social media accounts.

Scott Redfern

Junior Architectural Technician

Scott joined our Practice in in 2023 to work his year out from the Architectural Engineering degree at The University of Plymouth.  Passionate about sustainable design, Scott assists the Architectural Team.