Axis Design Architects are housing design experts based in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The company directors - Mike Menzies and Rob Annable - have many years experience delivering projects of all scales, from neighbourhood masterplanning and estate wide consultation exercises to individual residential design and domestic refurbishment.

Sustainability and environmental design experience lie at the core of everything we do, with new proposals developed through both practice and theory thanks to our regular involvement in research projects. Our work with communities and the public sector also makes us ideally placed to assist resident groups and charities to realise new community centre buildings. Thanks to our own personal experience in the self-build sector, we’re able to offer design, guidance and support to clients who wish to make their own home.

Our projects are developed and delivered using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, providing accuracy and efficiency in our work and the ability to render and visualise projects throughout each stage of the design process.

Rob Annable BA (Hons), PG Dip Arch, RIBA Director - Axis Design Architects Ltd -

20+ years of experience in many housing, masterplanning, consultation, design-led projects around the West Midlands.

Example project experience includes;

  • design and delivery of affordable housing for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust
  • sustainable design specification consultancy including performance standard recommendations
  • extensive consultation and masterplanning exercises across the West Midlands
  • award-winning energy-efficient refurb projects in Newcastle-Under-Lyme
  • Custom Build site layout architect for Stoke on Trent City Council

Plus regular R&D into new methods of working and communication using digital tools, as well as materials and detailing challenges in energy-efficient construction. He has recently completed his own self-build project in Wolverhampton, winning the West Midlands LABC award for construction excellence.

Additional roles: Visiting Tutor, Birmingham School of Architecture

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