About us
Phyllida Mills
Director
MA (Cantab), DipArch, RIBA, FRSA

Phyllida’s project experience includes new build, refurb, mixed-use and master-planning across both public and private sectors. Her clients benefit from the cross transference of her skills and experience, which result in environments that are functional and beautiful in equal measure.

Phyllida works closely with clients to identify and assess priorities. Her approach is direct, lively and inclusive, unlocking key issues early on in the design process. Out of this effective consultation comes an ability to evaluate key drivers and spending priorities in order to make astute design judgments as to which interventions will make most difference.

Phyllida worked with Penoyre & Prasad from 1999-2012 becoming a Partner in 2007. Her projects include the recently completed Academic Building and refurbishment of Listed buildings for Ruskin College, Oxford, schools for Milton Keynes and the London Boroughs of Islington and Waltham Forest, residential schemes for Peabody and workplace transformation for IIED and St George’s University.

Having studied at the University of Cambridge, Phyllida taught architecture at London Metropolitan University and practised with Chapman Taylor, Cottrell and Vermeulen and Colin St John Wilson. She has judged the RIBA, Partnerships Bulletin and NLA Awards and speaks on workplace, education and sustainability at conferences. She is currently a panel member of the Haringey Design Panel, advising on the design quality of planning applications in Haringey.

 

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Mark Power
Director
MA (Cantab), DipArch, RIBA, FRSA

Mark is committed to improving lives through architecture, by creating environments that fulfill people’s needs and inspire them. He brings a strong architectural imagination to each project, informed by long experience in architectural practice balanced with a fresh, intense curiosity about each project’s specific circumstances; what is possible, the people involved and their goals.

His engagement with an architectural project begins by listening to the client, understanding their resources, asking perceptive questions and with insight, formulating an architectural interpretation of their vision. Once it is refined and agreed in further conversation with the client, he describes the proposal clearly in buildable language, and motivates and synthesizes the expertise of the project team to realize this in a timely and affordable way, true to the client’s original idea and intentions.

As director of Mark Power Architect from 2005 to 2012, projects include public buildings, commercial refurbishment and private homes, with successful planning permissions for Metropolitan Open Land, Listed buildings, development on Green Belt and in Conservation Areas.
Trained at Cambridge University, he has worked in practice with Bernard Stilwell Architects, Short Ford, Martorell Bohigas & Mackay (Barcelona) and Eric Parry Associates. Mark has taught at London Metropolitan, Cardiff and Cambridge Universities as a design tutor and lectures on ancient and contemporary urbanism. His writing has been published widely in the architectural press; Archis, Architecture Today, Blueprint, Arq and Scroope.

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