Mino Architects is located in Rochford Essex and are currently working on a wide range of projects from bespoke residential, commercial, retail, boutiques hotels, and religious centres.

We believe in the importance of understanding client’s needs, diagnosing problems, and together developing briefs comprehensively through all RIBA work stages, specialising in design conception to delivery.

The practice is exciting and driven with strong design understanding, lateral thinking and grounded logic with a an old fashioned approach of hand drawing and model making to test ideas, with the delivery of computer visualisation.

A clear early stage process informs all design options, the proposed diagram that has been developed by hand drawings and physical models that ensure all our ideas are intellectually coherent and delivered clearly through a high standard of excellent architectural drawing and decision-making.

The practice believes in designing for the future with sustainable values that we believe benefits the environment, future life costs, as well as capital costs.

We pride ourselves in ensuring that all of our projects, large and small, are properly resourced with a direct architect management input and a highly experienced committed team who are able to meet the most challenging design and programme demands.


DANIEL PUGH BA(hons), Dip(Arch), ARB, RIBA

Daniel initially qualified as an interior designer before going on to study architecture at Westminster University, to which he brought the same design refinement and attention to detail that were a hallmark of his earlier career.

Daniel has over 18 years experience working in practice and is the founder of Mino Architects, Daniel’s experience has led the design co-ordination on a mixed-use, Grade I and II Listed Building in Regents Street as well as overseeing a series of re-branding, retail and mixed use schemes.

Daniel has worked with a number of architecture practices, as well as an RIBA award winning practice at senior level where he delivered a high profile commercial project in EC2.

He has overseen and completed projects in the commercial, cultural, retail and bespoke residential sectors, and has been appointed directly by UBS, CBRE, Deutsche Bank, BWI, Rfeef and Brown & Carroll to advise on design.

Daniel has amassed substantial experience of traditional, design & build and competitive tendering procurement methods, from feasibility studies through to completion and brings a confident to all prospects.


We love to work on a wide range of projects, incorporating sustainable design principles and attention to detail wherever we can, to create beautiful spaces.  Please feel free to get in touch to discuss any aspect of your potential project, or if you’d like to know more about the architectural process. 

FEASIBILITY – We can develop a brief with you which takes into consideration the site, daylight, sustainability, budget, and statutory consents as well as your design intentions for the project.  We’ll explore various design options in sketch form (using models, drawn sketches, 3D visualisations), allowing you to move forward confidently  with working options and ideas.

PLANNING – When a scheme has been developed, we can progress the design into a more
detailed set of drawings suitable to submit to the local planning authority to apply for planning permission. We will compile the necessary drawings, documents and forms, submit them to the relevant authority and monitor the application.

TENDER – Once planning permission is granted, we can develop a detailed design package to be issued to builders for pricing.  We will liaise with other relevant consultants to ensure you have all the necessary information.

CONSTRUCTION – After a contractor has been chosen, we can issue full construction documents and act as contract administrator for the duration of the build. This involves regular site inspections to verify the works, as well as valuing the financial value of the works as they progress.

TEACHING – We’re passionate about teaching, bridging the gap between education and
practice from primary school workshops to university tutoring.

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or would like us
to look at a project you have in mind.

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