About us

Based in Derby, we offer full range of residential and commercial architectural services. We work across the East Midlands, and further afield, designing spaces for people to live and work in. Whatever the brief, and whatever challenges we might encounter along the way, we make sure your needs are met in full.

Swain Architecture was founded by experienced architect Elizabeth Rhodes, whose wide-ranging portfolio includes everything from single extensions to housing developments and commercial schemes.


Elizabeth Rhodes: Founding Director

(RIBA Chartered Architect, University of Nottingham and Manchester School of Architecture)

A RIBA-approved architect and 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.

Her 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 both the RIBA East Midlands Education group and the RIBA Housing and Planning group.

Write your own renovation story . . . 

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, robust design practice and plenty of experience with us, we’ll transform neglected spaces that are no longer fit for purpose into something you can enjoy for years to come.

Contact us via the form or call (01332) 742 568 for a free initial consultation.