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Mcphee Architects - Derby, East Midlands

About us

Architects Derby David McPhee Chartered Architect Ltd was formed in February 2011 following on from the successes of his previous practice the Pilkington McPhee Partnership.

David studied architecture at De-Montfort University from 1987 and was granted chartership with the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1996. He is registered with the Architects Registration Board. He has over 25 years experience of the profession.

The practice is also registered with the RIBA as a Registered Practice. Check out David's Chartership and the practice's registration in the registered practice scheme on the RIBA web site or be re-assured by David's inclusion on the list of registered architects on the ARB web site

Our Mission

We aim to provide contemporary architecture to delight and surprise householders and homebuilders whilst fulfilling their functional needs and providing guidance through the often daunting process of realizing their dream home.

To guide and delight with contemporary architecture.

Our Experience

We work mostly in Derbyshire, with the greatest concentration of projects in Derby City and the immediately outlying Districts of Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire etc. We commonly work in the next outlying 'circle' of Derbyshire Dales, East Staffordshire, Bolsover etc. Though we are happy to work anywhere in the East Midlands we have in the past worked as far afield as Builth Wells in Wales and St. Ives in Cornwall.

Our main expertise is in houses and housing in all it's formats from loft conversions and extension through one off custom designed private houses to larger speculative developments of houses and apartments. We've also completed a number of barn and chapel conversions.

Alongside this we have experience in designing industrial units and commercial buildings.

Recently we have designed some community orientated buildings including two phases of extensions to a local medical centre, refurbishment of two churches and an extension to a local church hall.

See our galleries for examples of our work in all these sectors.


"We found Dave to be helpful, creative and professional Architect. All queries were promptly dealt with and the end result was amazing and totally changed how we live in our house and function as a family."
B. Shorney

"I would like to thank you for your professionalism throughout the whole project. You gave so much care and attention, as if it were your own home, and the drawings were so detailed, the whole building process from start to finish was completely faultless. Your advice on planning turned out to be correct too!" S.Whittingham