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About Us.

MODE Architects are a team of creators and problem solvers based in North Staffordshire. We hope to positively influence the architecture of Stoke-on-Trent, our home city, through our work as we gain local and national recognition.

Our Mission.

Our ambition is to bring your dreams to life with our passion and knowledge. The prospect of starting a project can be daunting – our goal is to provide honest, helpful advice from the start.

Every architecture project is unique and personal, and we know how important the outcome is to our customers. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to different challenges and deliver excellent results.

Our Values.

In our team, creative freedom is always encouraged to ensure the best outcomes for our customers. We prioritise staff well-being and training to provide the highest quality service. Above all, we are committed to offering friendly, dedicated support to all our customers.

Honest & Approachable

It is important to us that we are honest and approachable with our customers and professional network.  

Innovative & Responsive

We are always exploring innovative ideas and technological advances so that we can offer accurate, uptodate advice to our customers. We encourage you to ask questions and help us to continue to improve our service. 

Determined & Creative

Our honesty means we always commit to our customer’s ambitions. We explore every creative avenue to achieve your dreams.

Sustainable & Inventive

For us, sustainability is not just environmental. Sustainable design is about delivering creative solutions that consider every aspect: environment, usability, and maximising a site’s potential.

Our Culture.

MODE Architects are a small team: this is what makes us so agile and able to adapt. We know that great progress can be made when you are challenged. This is how our team thrives and creates such innovative design solutions. It is also what gives us the space to problem solve creatively.

At MODE, we believe in recognising and celebrating achievements. Our clear division of responsibility and excellent working relationships allow us to work together effectively as a team.

We are also committed to having a positive impact on our local community. We enjoy organising charitable events for our staff, customers, and associates.

Meet The Team.

Kim Mountford

Director & Architect
Master of Architecture, BA (Hons) Architecture

Dan Swingewood

Architectural Technologist
BSc Architectural Technology

Kristen Phatshwane

Architectural Technologist
BSc Architectural Technology

Ainsley Lawton

Chartered Architectural Technologist & Interior Architecture Specialist
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Innovation

Rahat Abid

Rahat Abid

Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons) Architecture

Rahat Abid

Bianca Potter

Office Manager
OCR Level 2 NVQ Business and Administration, AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, Tech CABE


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