Neil Middleton Architects work on projects across Scotland from our office in the old town of Edinburgh. Our designs are purposeful, thoughtful and considered. We have a friendly and collaborative approach to our work and really enjoy working with and learning from clients, consultants, and contractors during the design process.

We think carefully about each project and our process involves working with digital collages and physical models to think creatively about materials, light and space. We find this helps us to communicate our ideas to clients.

Our architecture is direct and simple with a focus on natural light and connections to the outside. We often try to draw out the qualities of an existing situation to create spaces and buildings with character, that are rooted in their location.

We approach projects with sustainability in mind and recognise that as designers we have a responsibility to make a difference through our work.

We particularly enjoy working with homeowners on bespoke extensions and thoughtful alterations and one of our strengths is considering how to improve the layout and efficiency of a house. 

We also have experience working with commercial clients, and on listed buildings.  We are currently working with an ambitious developer on an exciting scheme to transform a listed former care home into multiple flats.


We offer a full architectural service and embrace working on all aspects of a project from feasibility studies right through to construction. This includes concept design, planning applications, building warrants and working alongside contractors during construction. We deal with statutory authorities and can arrange other consultants, such as structural engineers on behalf of clients.

Usually we would begin a project with an informal call on the telephone before arranging a fee proposal or arranging a site visit to learn more about the project and meet with the client. If you have a project in mind please give us a call or drop us an email, we would love to hear from you.

Neil Middleton
Architect & Director
ARB RIAS MArch BA(hons)

Before founding Neil Middleton Architects, Neil worked for two large practices in Edinburgh where he gained experience as project architect for various community, commercial and sports projects. Prior to this he had a formative spell working for Monadnock in Rotterdam. He is currently the President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and was a member of the judging panel for the 2023 edition of their annual awards. Neil is interested in the wider discourse around architecture and in 2020 had an article published on Drawing Matter, which examined in detail the significance of a construction drawing by the Dutch architecture practice, BIQ.

Neil graduated from the University of Dundee in 2012, and has been registered with the Architects Registration Board since 2017.


Our studio is located in the old town of Edinburgh, which is an inspiring location for an architect and provides us with a great base to work on projects in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.

We value our studio as a creative place for design and discussion and our projects have been enriched by all those who have contributed to them.

Current team members:
Sofi Håkansson

Former team members:
Emily Grills
Jonathan Gray

Luke Foley

We are not actively recruiting at the moment, but are always interested to hear from talented individuals.  If you would like to send in your cv please email a digital copy to