A Bit About Us
mi architects is a small practice based in the outskirts of Dornoch, Sutherland, and was established in 2013 by architects Margot Stoddart and Iona Currie.
Dornoch provides us with an excellent central base to work across the Highlands with projects stretching throughout Ross-shire, Sutherland and Caithness. When on the road, we will usually be found with a camera and flask on standby to appreciate the stunning views.
mi architects provide a full and flexible range of architectural services including initial assessment and design, planning and building warrant applications, obtaining tenders and monitoring the builder’s contract and programme through to completion.
Your requirements are fundamental in any project, whatever the size or budget. We have established a reputation of providing an enthusiastic, friendly, professional service whilst being approachable and sympathetic to the needs of our clients.
We believe that good design takes recognition of a client’s brief and aspirations whilst reflecting the context of a building’s location and surroundings and connection to place. This, coupled with technical expertise and established liaison with Local Authority officers and other building consultants, ensures that we are well equipped to guide our clients through their whole project.
Iona Currie, RIAS, BArch (Hons), DipArch
Iona studied architecture at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh then went on to work at Dumfries and Galloway Council and a Dumfries based housing developer before deciding to practice as a sole practitioner while her two children were young.
Since moving to Sutherland in 2008 she has worked with Margot in a small private practice in Tain, before establishing mi architects.
She lives in Dornoch with her husband, 2 children and 3 dogs. Of a weekend she enjoys exploring the wide open spaces of the Highlands, preferably on foot, although she can easily be tempted back inside with the offer of a warm fire, popcorn and a good movie.
Margot Stoddart, RIAS RIBA, BArch, DipArch
Margot took the part-time studying route through architecture gaining her BArch from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow and DipArch from RIBA Examination in Architecture course administered by Oxford Brookes University. She has worked in a variety of large and small private practices in Glasgow, Invergordon and Tain and spent a few years working for Comhairle nan EileanSiar in Benbecula.
She lives in Dornoch with her husband and three labradors (plus occasionally two grown up children when they come home to visit the dogs!). She can often be found either on the beach chasing the dogs or wandering on the golf course wishing she could play better.