Mint Architecture was started in 2010, run by Mint Findlay, based in Harpenden.
As a busy working mum, Mint knows what a family wants from their property and how to make spaces work most efficiently. Mint specialises in creating designs for residential properties- extensions, refurbishments, remodelling and one-off new build contemporary family houses.
Mint leads the design and management of all projects, with the support of a small close team of qualified architectural technicians when required. Mint has contacts throughout the construction and design industry and can offer a full range of architectural (RIBA) services from initial concept design through to project management on site. Mint can carry out bespoke furniture design and a complete interior design service if required.
Designs grow from the inside out and vice versa so that the practicalities and logistics of the space planning are considered in equal measure to the aesthetics and architectural style.
With a background in Education and Hospitality sectors, Mint Architecture can also carry out commercial projects.
Mint lives in Harpenden with her husband and three young children.
Since qualifying as an Architect 17 years ago, Mint has gained a wide scope of experience, working with well-established practices nationally and internationally, on projects ranging from £100k to £10m. Mint is a graduate of both Architecture and Furniture Design.
2010+ Mint started Mint Architecture with a desire to work more closely and creatively with clients. Initially specialising within the tertiary education sector, collating masterplan schemes in collaboration with educational consultants, designers, University stakeholders and students. Mint Architecture now focuses on residential projects: family homes that need to adapt as their needs change and grow.
2007/10 Associate Architect at international practice Woods Bagot, leading the launch of the UK Education Sector. Working in London, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi. Project architect for various education projects- primary schools (under BSF), universities and an SEN school.
2001/07 At the outset of her career Mint worked in Edinburgh, firstly for RMJM and laterally for Michael Laird Architects (now MLA) working across Residential, Hospitality and Education sectors.
2004 Qualified Architect from Edinburgh University _ RIBA Part III
2002 Diploma in Architectural Studies with Merit at Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL, London)_ RIBA Part II
1999 BA Hons in Architectural Studies at Newcastle University_ RIBA Part I, and postgraduate course in Furniture Design at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh.