We are a practice of architects and designers of residential and commercial property. Based in Long Eaton, close to Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, we work across the East Midlands, and further afield. We design spaces for people that improve the lives of their inhabitants. Whatever your brief and whatever challenges we might encounter along the way, we make sure your needs are met in full.
Our practice was founded by our experienced architect, Director Elizabeth Rhodes in 2016. Elizabeth, or “Izzy” to her friends, is a RIBA Approved Architect and is known for her clear vision and attention-to-detail. Izzy pours energy and creativity into every project, working closely with her clients and third-party suppliers, she’ll work with you to transform ordinary spaces into high-spec builds.
Izzy’s passion for architecture began in early childhood when she seized every opportunity she could to design elaborate dream properties! She’s come a long way since then, and now sits on the committee for the RIBA Housing and Planning group. Izzy is also an external examiner for The University of Nottingham and Birmingham City University.
Trusting someone to design your ideal space is a big responsibility and at the beginning of the process it might seem daunting.
At Swain Architecture, we feel passionately that our staged approach (in-line with the RIBA key stages) helps our clients understand the design and build process.
Our Key Work Stages
We are a Chartered Practice of the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) and follow their key stages in order to adhere to the highest standards and protect our clients. These stages typically fall into three phases, pre-planning design, technical design and on-site. Planning applications and work starting on-site are major milestones on the road to you getting your new set of keys.
Create your own ideal space with us . . .
Whether you’re raring to knock down walls, or taking your first tentative steps in home improvement, we’d love to hear about your project. Bringing inspiration, thoughtful design and plenty of experience with us, we’ll transform your spaces into something you can enjoy for years to come.
Contact us for a free initial consultation.