About Us

Our Practice

Stephen is an architect with more than 25 years experience in professional practice, in both public and private sectors. Having studied in Manchester he returned to his native Newcastle. He regularly contributes to the Architecture programme at Northumbria University.

Jane studied architecture at Newcastle University and also has more than 25 years of professional experience : Long term colleagues, the couple met in 1990, whilst working together on refurbishment of the historic Tanners & Taylors Guild buildings in Newcastle.  They have continued to work together and in parallel ever since, principally for Bill Hopper Design and The Harry Faulkner Brown / Howe Partnership, closely knit practices which later merged in 2006.

They formally established Miller Partnership in 2012.

The principle aim is to maintain a practice focused upon high quality design. The office is currently working on a range of bespoke residential commissions, small to medium commercial developments and work within historic environments.

Residential Design

We firmly believe that good design can transform any house or space.

The space you occupy should support the way you want to live, and so getting it right is important.

From small scale remodelling to building our own home – we have done it all and understand from the inside the importance of making the right choices.

We are more than happy to sit down at any point and discuss your ideas; to help you understand what might be possible and guide you through the whole process.

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Historic Buildings

We have been involved with works to historic buildings for over 25 years.

Through projects ranging from refurbishment and conservation work, to large-scale extensions and adaptations of listed buildings, we have gained an understanding of the issues likely to arise when working within any historic environment.

In particular, we have experience working with the relevant legislation of PPS5 (Planning and the Historic Environment), which covers Conservation Area Consent, Listed Building Consent and Scheduled Ancient Monument Consent.

Over the years we have built a good working relationship with local Planning and Conservation Officers together with English Heritage and the other statutory consultees who guide the process of intervention within historic environments.

Our approach is primarily based upon working with historic building fabric, hand in hand with those charged with its care and protection: Through understanding the processes which have shaped an historic environment, we can identify areas and opportunities where necessary change can be respectfully made.

As well as restoration and refurbishment, we have developed expertise in the implementation of modern interventions within historic environments and have won awards for such work.

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Small Developments

With a firm grounding in commercial development, we can offer assistance in understanding the development potential of any ideas you may have for redundant buildings or undeveloped land.

Difficult sites and seemingly unsolvable problems are what we love the most.

From an understanding of what is possible, through the complexities of the Planning System, we can offer guidance on how to make it happen and seek to demystify the whole process.

Our service will be tailored to meet your specific needs and broken down into manageable stages:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Development Options Appraisal
  • Pre Application Planning Enquiry
  • Planning Application and beyond

We will always be happy to meet and discuss informally.

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