Practice History

The practice was formed in 2000 by Richard Mitzman (Richard Mitzman Architects) after having retrained as an architect following distinguished careers in dentistry and as a sculptor. In the following ten years, Richard grew the practice as a sole practitioner and in partnership.

In 2010, Richard invited Socrates to join him in forming Mitzman Architects LLP. The partnership was very successful, with them growing the team and winning several major commissions and international competitions, culminating in an RIBA award in 2019.

Richard Mitzman sadly passed away in July 2020.

Following Richard’s death, Socrates invited former university friend Rupert Cook, previously a director of ArchitecturePLB, to join him in leading the practice forward. Socrates and Rupert renamed the practice, keeping Richard's name, as a tribute to the foundation and reputation that the practice had established.