If you’re looking for a Nottingham architect, you need look no further than our creative and technically-skilled team, who can design everything from sympathetic extensions, remodels and renovations, to complete residential developments and commercial builds.


Based just across the border in Derby (but don’t hold that against us), we’ll help you transform small Victorian terraces into bright modern homes, bring much-needed space to a family home and add balconies and mezzanines for a dramatic finish. A conservation and heritage specialist, we also design modern living and working spaces that enhance period features.

Our clients include residential developers building luxury apartments, as well as business owners who want to turn impersonal ‘white boxes’ and historic buildings into offices and studios that impress both employees and clients.

In our studio, you’ll find planning experts, who take on board your ideas and draw up a design so that you can submit a strong application, with the right specifications for approval. Founding director Elizabeth Rhodes is a leader in the field, and sits on the committee for the RIBA Housing and Planning group.

She has completed numerous projects in the city, including the sympathetic restoration of a Victorian building in the Lace Market for digital agency Tank. Before joining Swain, members of the team delivered designs for loft conversions and ground floor extensions across Nottinghamshire.

Located in the city centre, we’re perfectly placed to visit your home or development site, from our free initial consultation to the point when your project is ready to get off the ground. We’re also on the end of a phone, whenever you need to speak to us.

To find out more about how we helped our clients, visit our project page.