Established in 2017 by Michael Collins and Anna Milroy, Hertfordshire-based architecture and design practice, Michael Collins Architects, is particularly interested in exploring how the specific qualities of rural and urban environments can generate new forms of architecture. The practice places emphasis on the inventive use of building materials, the qualities of light and the relationship between building and landscape. Michael Collins has a RIAS accreditation in Sustainable Architecture, and the studio combines practice with teaching and research on sustainable urban planning and construction systems, funded through the University of Cambridge.
The practice’s work has attracted a number of awards; a RIBA East award in 2019, HAA Award in 2020, and the New London Architecture Award. Their work has also gained recognition in the press, being featured in Dezeen and ArchDaily.