Milly joined us in 2015 as a Part 2 Graduate and is now an architect working with our Interior Design team in Bristol.
She has experience working on Schools, Universities, Healthcare and Creative Reuse projects.
What is your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
I enjoy working with existing buildings and having the challenge of fixed parameters. I like to add new layers but also respect the past to provide a better environment and experience for future users.
What are the key challenges that affect Interior Design or are likely to in the next 5 years?
Sustainability. Incorporating more natural and recycled materials within projects. Repurposing existing objects and materials where possible. Creating interiors which are well designed and adaptable to suit changing needs.
What is your proudest moment?
Becoming a mother and raising my daughter in the midst of a pandemic.
What’s the greatest invention ever?
Technological advancements with the camera. I love that we can now carry them in the palms of our hands and record cherished memories with loved ones.
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
When I was little, I wanted to be a hairdresser (I grew up with two younger sisters and we all loved styling our hair for dance shows). Then I thought about teaching, like my Mum. But I had a passion for art and creativity so I followed in the footsteps of my Father instead and became an architect.
I have always had an admiration for building interiors and growing up I enjoyed moving my bedroom furniture around, much to the annoyance of my parents – and now my husband. I just love to see how new spaces can be created by rearranging objects as well as building elements. I knew my passion for interior design was always there. I love that I have been able to transfer my skills and now work with Stride Treglown’s Interior Design team.