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How we work

Our Architectural Practice has been established in Milton Keynes for over 20 years ago and is a private company, owned and managed by its Shareholders, each of whom has a particular area of design expertise. We take pride in delivering projects on time and to budget without losing the creative, innovative design process and delivery.

Our origins

Established in 2002, CMI is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice and was known by the name of CMI Consulting. CMIC operated successfully and continued to grow year after year when in 2014, CMI Architecture evolved continuing to provide professional design and architectural services across a range of sectors alongside CMIW for the workplace and CMII for Design & Build delivery.

2024 is a new chapter for CMI Architecture bringing all of our team under one umbrella to provide the architecture and interior elements for our clients.

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Our values

CMIA is a RIBA Chartered Practice and we adhere to delivering projects professionally with honesty, integrity, and competency in line with the Codes of Conduct as well as concern for others and for the built environment.

Our future

In 2024, CMI Architecture unifies all aspects of our roots, bringing together a cohesive team to seamlessly provide both architectural and interior elements under one comprehensive umbrella.

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Our ethos

CMI Architecture aspires to cultivate relationships not only with clients but also with the broader professional team. The collaborative process, where we work together harmoniously to create something truly memorable, provides the motivation for us to pursue the jobs we are all deeply passionate about.

We share our clients’ aspiration in building excellence.

Our Leadership team

Our leadership team highly values innovation, and collaboration with our clients and professional partners to deliver all aspects of the built environment.

Peter Carroll
Managing Director (Architect)

Pete is qualified in BA (Hons)Architecture, Dip Arch Architecture, NEBOSH(Distinction)Certification ARB, RIBA and Tech IOSH
As the founding member of CMIA Peter is a chartered Architect with over 40 years; of experience within the construction industry. With expertise within the fields of Project Management and Construction Management alongside site experience on major new and brownfield construction projects. He is highly qualified and experienced in Site Master Planning, spatial concept design, value engineering, CDM, safety systems and adjudication. Pete is a specialist designer of Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food, Chemical and Industrial facilities.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive? A: Le Corbusier, Pele, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc and W G Grace
Q: What in design inspires you? A: Creating order from chaos. Creating buildings that respect their setting by integrating internal and external spaces.

Carl Jones
Technical Director

Carl is a qualified MCIAT (Chartered Architectural Technologist) and has been with CMIA since 2004 and has seen and directed the business growth. As a Director of CMIA, he is responsible for many aspects of the business, being technical lead through to the company finance & IT. He continues to build on CMIA's reputation, creating new opportunities that not only consider technical but deliver well-considered, forward-thinking architecture and interior design, with successful high-end residential and commercial projects both in the UK and abroad; for example, multi-million-pound apartments in Hadley Wood, Large luxury family homes in Harpenden, Radlett & Chelmsford, Mews type projects with basement construction, Belgravia through to pharmaceutical facilities in UK & Europe.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Michael Hutchence (INXS), Adele, Jeremy Clarkson, Pamela Anderson Curt Cobain & Keith Floyd to cook
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: From Classical, timeless architecture through to ultra-contemporary

Richard Langridge
Design Director (Architect)

Richard has a BA (Hons) Arch. Int., Diploma, MArch in Architecture, ARB registered Architect and has been a Chartered member of the RIBA for over 25 years, Richard has worked with CMI since 2014 primarily delivering residential and commercial projects, he brings a wealth of experience in these sectors working on successful projects in the UK and overseas. As one of the leading directors in the business, he undertakes the mentoring of RIBA Part 1 -3 staff as well as participating in the RIBA Future Architects Mentoring Scheme for students of architecture.
Whilst working with CMIA Richard has delivered a number of projects including The Limes, Mursely; Stantonbury Farm, and Great Horwood.
In his spare time, he enjoys Cycling, Hiking/ Walking, Travel, Cinema, Theatre and Live Music.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Ridley Scott, Tutankhamun, Frank Lloyd Wright, Freddie Mercury, Nirmal 'Nims' Purja and My mum.
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Simplicity, functionality, and originality.


Allan Ross
Director (Architect)

Allan has worked with CMIA since 2016 and is an Architect with a BA (Hons) Architecture (First Class), PG DIP Architecture (Distinction), PG DIP Professional Practice (Distinction) Certificate from Oxford on the English Country House, he is an ARB registered Architect and a Chartered member of the RIBA and is currently studying a module in Roman Architecture at Yale. He is also a member of the Accessibility Association.
Allan has project experience across commercial, aviation, and residential sectors. He is working on residential projects for high-net-worth individuals and NDA clients. His projects include a 580sqm contemporary house in Milton Keynes, a Victorian Mansion and stables in West Dulwich, and the re-modeling of a listed house and outbuildings in Bedford.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Zander Murray, David Hockney, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jennifer Saunders & Tom Daley
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: My clients come to me with a mixed bag of ideas, and it is my job to help deliver their vision. Requests for turrets, secret doors, disappearing walls, Swarovski crystal lion head taps, and a swatch of Liberty Ianthe fabric have been the foundation of some of my best projects. Buildings should look as beautiful outside as they do inside and reflect the client’s aspirations.

Natasha Christian
Director (Interior Design)

Natasha has a BA Hons in Interior Design and a National Diploma in Spatial Design. Working with CMIA since 2017 and over 20 years in the commercial sector, as a Director, she is responsible for building on our solid reputation and creating new opportunities to deliver projects, well-considered forward-thinking architecture and interior design for commercial, retail, and residential projects. Natasha stays involved in the design and delivery of projects to ensure they meet the client's requirements and expectations of CMIA's reputation.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Miriam Margolyes, Stormzy, Stephen Bartlett, Hans Zimmer, Edward Enninful, Zaha Hadid
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Fashion trends, well-being, nature's true colors & form, art exhibitions & immersive experiences

Matt Cheshire
Design Director (Interior Design)

Matt has a BA Hons in Interior Design and has worked with CMIA since 2012 primarily delivering workplace interiors. He brings a wealth of experience from working in Hong Kong early in his career and delivering projects for the likes of Cathy Pacific, Hutchison Whampoa & Hong Kong Country Club. Working with CMIA he has delivered projects for Centrica, Vodafone, BSH, AXA, United Utilities, and more recently for the Automobile Association.
In his spare time, he enjoys creating stuff, whether it's, Lego or self-build DIY projects.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, James Doohan (that's 8 including me, I'll make a bigger table)
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Seeing something and thinking, "That's clever", A clever solution, clever detailing, clever approach.

Chris Selley

Chris has a BA(Hons) and Dip Arch in architecture and is a member of both the RIBA and APS as one of our leading Architects and a member of the CMIA team since 2017, CMI Chris has delivered a range of projects from a pharmaceutical building extension in Denmark to Bow Brickhill Community Hall. Chris demonstrates a sensitive design approach to projects with a great sense of practicality and thoroughness. Chris’s knowledge helps deliver projects, with great success and instills trust in our clients.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Bill Bailey, Ruby Wax, George Mallory, Michael Hopkins, Mo Mowlam, Greg LeMond
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Working collaboratively to create welcoming, healthy, sustainable buildings and outdoor spaces. Selecting and detailing materials carefully to be durable, easily maintained, age gracefully, staying within the client’s budget.

Samuel Self
Senior Architectural Technologist

As a qualified Architectural Technologist with over nine years of industry experience. Sam is an effective communicator he works hard to ensure all design information and processes are aligned to meet the quality expected and recognise all current legislations. Sam organises and records all CPD Coordination for the architectural team (Continued Professional Development). He has delivered successful residential and commercial projects; Organ Hall Offices - Borehamwood, Galley Lane - Barnet, Sandy Mount - Woburn Sands, Aspley Heath - Milton Keynes, Beachwood Avenue - London, North Second Street - Milton Keynes.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Steve Irwin, Peter Kay, Sally Phillips, Andy Murray, Simon Reeve, Jill Scott (the footballer)
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Nature & Wildlife, applying sustainable solutions where possible to ensure the longevity of the natural world around us.

Adam Snelson
Senior Architectural Technician

Adam is a Senior Architectural Technician, with a BA (Hons) Dip in Architecture and a PG Dip in BRS (Building Resource Studies). As an Architectural technician at CMIA since 2019, Adam has recently been detailing a project in Lower Church Farm, detailing various aspects of the architectural intent for contractors on site. Adam has a wealth of knowledge and has a critical role in the detail and delivery of many of our residential projects. He is interested in various sports, enjoys catching up with friends, and eating beautifully prepared food.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: James Hunt, Emlyn Hughes, Daley Thompson, Michael Caine, Billy Connelly, Ozzy Osbourne
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Materials and the Detail, keeping it simple and honest

Matt Davies
Senior Interior Designer

Matt has a BA(Hons) in Architecture & Diploma in Architecture, has been with CMI for ten years with an eye for technical design and has successfully detailed complex drawing packages for various workplace and retail projects. Matt coordinated over 100 appliances for the Siemens showroom in Wigmore Street, London, creating their flagship retail experience store, Facebook, CBRE, and Avara Brackley workplace and staff facilities, with such diverse project there is never a dull day. He also works in SketchUp to help clients understand their new space and assists other team members to realise their design vision.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: J.R.R.Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Iain M Banks, Sir Terry Pratchett, Patrick Rothfuss & Arthur C Clarke
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: New approaches to old problems, old approaches to new problems. Unexpected juxtaposition - physical, technological, or conceptual.

Marc Jarrett
Architectural Assistant

Marc has a BA & MA Hons in RIBA Part 2 Architecture, Marc has worked with CMIA since 2020, primarily delivering residential projects Mark brings a wealth of experience in this sector and is a solid member of the team.
Whilst working with CMIA Marc has delivered projects across several sectors including the residential sector helping to secure planning for a large bespoke family home in Milton Keynes using a SIP construction system.
In his spare time, he enjoys football, coaching a local youth team, traveling, and spending time with his family.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Noam Chomsky, Che Guevara, Karl Marx, Emiliano Zapata, Bernie Sanders, George Orwell
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: Anything Peter Zumthor the Architect.


Dawid Maciejewski
Architectural Assistant

Dawid has a Part 1 - B.A (Hons) Architecture is relatively new to the business he brings a positive approach to projects and his general interest in design and architecture helps the team to evolve their design ideas to deliver strong realistic solutions for our clients. He enjoys the gym, and traveling and is a DIY enthusiast, which is always a positive when solving challenges on projects.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Robin Williams, Morgan Freeman, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Antoni Gaudi, Frank Gehry
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: "As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown." - Norman Foster

Hamit Yaman
Architectural Assistant

Hamit is a part 2 student working towards completing his master's degree in architecture, based in our London office since November 2022, he has been on various projects including the Tye Croft Luxury House Extension with an amazing kitchen, Colindale Apartment block with winter gardens and crazy car stacker and Pets on Jets at Heathrow for pampered pets with a flight to catch.
We asked a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive? A: Sun-Tzu author of The Art of War, Garabet-Balyan 19th Century Ottoman architect who built the great palaces for the sultans, Han Zimmer cinematic music composer, Khabib Nurnagomedov MMA fighter

Samantha Khan
Office Manger

Sam has been with CMI since 2017, as our office manager she keeps the office in Milton Keynes ticking along and organised. Sam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fashion, and travel.
We asked our team a few candid questions:
Q: Who are the six people you would invite for dinner dead or alive?
A: Mum, 2no. Sisters, 1no. Brother, 2no. Kids & my Husband
Q: What in design inspires you?
A: I love nature and natural forms, it's great working in the MK office and seeing all types of projects coming together, from inception through to completion.

Our clients

As a team we have evolved over the years and collaborate more than ever across the business to deliver architecturally and interior lead projects, in turn, it makes sense to be seen as one CMIA.

Working with the CMI Workplace team to deliver a forward-thinking workplace for this tech giant in Reading was an easy fit. Their clever use of materials and detailing have given this space a relaxed residential vibe for the sales team to utilise for their company promotions and to work flexibly. Working together with the client to ensure the experience of the space meets expectations was key to the success of this project. The client is proud to show off the space and is now using the space to the maximum.

Jay Singh, Project Director, CBRE

Our Projects

See how our team push boundaries to deliver for clients.