The Practice has its foundations in the private architectural practice of Matthew Trotter, who started work in the early 1950’s in Stockton-on-Tees. Robin Miller joined Matt Trotter in partnership in September 1960 and the Practice became known by its present style of “Matthew TROTTER & MILLER”.

Matt Trotter retired from the Practice in August 1969 and Robin Miller continued as Sole Principal until 1972 when he took into partnership Roger Hansom, who in turn retired from the partnership in 1982. In 1986 Tony Richardson, who had been an employee with the firm since 1976, joined Robin Miller as a Partner.

In September 1989 Robin Miller retired from the partnership. Tony Richardson continues as Sole Principal.

It will be appreciated from the above brief history that the present Practice is long established and in over 50 years of practicing Architecture there are few types of buildings or developments with which it has not been involved.

The Practice presently has a technical staff of three made up follows:-  - Antony Richardson, B.A. (Arch); Dip. Arch.; R.I.B.A. (Principal)- Penny Kohnstam, Assistant Architect.- Philip Ord, Architectural Assistant.

When necessary, additional technical and/or professional staff are brought in on short-term contract to deal with high workloads or specific projects. The practice has access to a number of contract staff who have worked for the Practice previously and who know our operating methods.


The Practice is broad-based, tackling a wide variety of projects from simple house extensions to large scale multiple housing schemes for both private developers and social landlords as well as a variety of commercial, industrial, retail and health care projects, some typical examples of which are illustrated in the "Buildings" sections of the Site.

The Practice has a wide and varied private and public client base and has built up considerable expertise in the fields of Community Health Care, Public/Private Housing and small to medium Commercial/Office Developments.