New directors join top team at MILL Architects
MILL Architects has appointed two new directors to strengthen its existing management team.
Jo Parry-Geddes, RIAS Advanced Accredited Conservation Architect, and Darren Albury, who heads up the technical team, have been with the firm five years and seven years respectively. They join the current director, Richard Webb, following the retirement last month of founding director Chris Duncan.
Welcoming the appointments, Mr Webb said: “Jo and Darren exemplify the strength of talent at MILL and bring the commitment to clients and colleagues on which we pride ourselves.
“Their complementary skills will enhance the team considerably and I look forward to working with them as we continue to build our practice.”
Mr Albury started his career in architecture in 1995 at Wheeler and Sproson Architects, before moving into development management, working for several housing associations in Edinburgh and Fife. He later joined MILL Architects in 2016, where his years of experience have been valuable in the delivery of residential, commercial and rural projects across Scotland.
His expertise in IT and software ensures the smooth running of MILL’s computer and communication systems.
Mr Albury said: “I am incredibly proud of everything MILL has achieved over the last seven years, and I am excited to have the opportunity to help lead the practice through its next chapter.
“The construction industry has been through some challenging years and I believe MILL has played an important role in supporting our clients’ interests.
“Rural development continues to be an important focus for the practice and I have enjoyed engaging with this community.”
Ms Parry-Geddes studied architecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College Art & Design in Dundee.
She progressed her career as a conservation accredited architect over the last 18 years gaining experience at PJMP Architects, A. Campbell Mars, Covell Matthews and Wheeler and Sproson. She completed her Part 3 at University of Edinburgh in 2004 and latterly worked at Hypostyle Architects as an associate director.
Ms Parry-Geddes was awarded RIAS Conservation Accreditation in 2005 and in 2018 became Advanced Accredited.
She said: “As a conservation architect and retrofit specialist, securing the future of Scotland’s historic and traditional properties has been my passion for the last twenty years.
“At a time of climate crisis, sustainability and thermal efficiency are more important than ever. Ensuring MILL becomes the market leader is my primary focus.
“I am absolutely delighted to join Richard as a Director of MILL Architects and continue to build on the valuable work delivered to date.”