Inspirational building design since 1989

Over the years as both commercial and residential architects we have seen great changes in the design process and how we communicate and transfer information, and much greater complexity in the building process.

commercial and residential architects

We are excited about the future, and how we will embrace new technologies and materials to fulfil our aim to design low carbon, low energy buildings.

Our staff are qualified Architects, Architectural Technologists, structural engineers and energy assessors, based in our two main offices in Central London and Somerset, from where we can service most of Southern England. As commercial and residential architects working within multiple sectors we bring a broad range of experience to any project.

After 23 years of watching Channing expand in every single way, for the first time I have fallen in love! I love the modern look of the new Science block. So much so that I take the longer route in the mornings to get to A7 so that I can enjoy viewing the new area every single day.

Teacher, Channing School

David Minns

David Minns BA(Hons) Dip Arch MSc RIBA Director

Architect, Director

David qualified as an Architect in 1985 and was a founding Director of Prime Meridian in 1989. He has been involved with a large number of heritage and Listed Building restoration projects, including large mill buildings, country houses and former agricultural buildings. Many of these projects have received awards. David has a MSc in sustainable building design, and is currently researching for a PhD in how Architects make their selections for internal wall insulation. The knowledge from this study is informing the practice’s approach to building in a sustainable way.

John Bater

John Bater CIAT


John has over 35 years of experience as a building designer. John joined Prime Meridian in 1997 and became a director in 2006. His responsibilities include managing large education modernisation projects. He has also been responsible for substantial new build programmes for multi storey private and social housing projects.

Jainti Patel

Jainti Patel BE(Civil) R Eng MAAK(E) MIE

Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) India, R Eng Kenya, MAAK (E) Architectural Association of Kenya, MIE The Institution of Engineers (India).Jainti has 40 years experience as a structural engineer, first in Kenya and from 1982 in the UK. Jainti manages the structural engineering section, and works on a wide range of projects from alterations to Grade I Listed buildings, new multi storey structures, schools, Institutions and difficult refurbishment projects. On more than 90% of our projects we are appointed as both Architects and Structural Engineers, and we believe the proximity of our staff in both roles adds value to the design process and reduces design time.

Simon Hill

Simon Hill BTEC Construction and the Built Environment, BA (Hons) Architecture, MSc Theory and practice of sustainable design

Architectural Assistant

Simon is an Architectural Technologist and Registered energy assessor. He has an MSc in sustainable design, which complements his assessor roles. Simon manages our healthcare projects, which require highly specialised and individual internal environments for each of the residents

Dan Bishop

Dan Bishop BA (Hons) Architecture

Architectural Assistant

Dan is responsible for managing our programme of creative re-use of urban buildings in Central London. This involves all stages from feasibility through planning to construction on site. This is a strong sector for Prime, where we have completed over 100 projects.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards BSc (Hons) Architectural technology & design

Architectural Technologist

Chris is an Architectural Technologist. A key responsibility is the production of our computer generated images and presentation material, as well as the technical information for construction phase drawings.

Diego Perez

Diego Perez BA Architecture and Urbanism

Architectural Assistant

Diego studied at the University of Alicante. He is responsible for integrating Building Information modelling into the practice, and managing the information in our largest projects.

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson RIBA


Mike has extensive experience in designing, planning and building large scale heritage projects.