Milligan Knight Architects
Hertfordshire based RIBA Chartered Practice


John Milligan and Simon Knight


John Milligan



John studied architecture at the University of Liverpool (BA Hons, B.Arch) during which time he also worked as an Architectural Assistant at Breslin Carr Associates in Ireland.

Following completion of his studies, John spent five years working for Michael Wilfords practice Wilford Schupp Architekten in Stuttgart, Germany on a wide range of competitions and live projects at all work stages. These projects varied in size from one off houses and residential developments in Germany, office buildings in Russia and Australia to factory campuses in Malaysia. While at Wilford Schupp Architekten John gained his professional certification from the Architektenkammer Baden-Wurttemberg.

In July 2013 John moved to London to join Allies and Morrison Architects, working on successful planning applications for a residential tower in Croydon, London, a new five star hotel, spa and golf resort in Manchester, a mixed-use workshop and office headquarter development for a security company in Earlsfield and the technical design for a Synagogue in South Hampstead, London.

Simon Knight


Bsc (Hons) BArch RIBA

Simon Knight studied architecture at the University of Bath (BSc Hons) and the University of Liverpool (BArch). In between, Simon lived in New York City, working for an architect in Manhattan on various projects.

After graduating from Liverpool, Simon went to work for Allies and Morrison Architects in London, where he worked on a variety of multi-million pound projects including a large mixed-use development in Vauxhall and Crossrail Custom House Station. While at Allies and Morrison he gained his professional certification from UCL Bartlet.

Simon then moved onto Hopkins Architects where he became Project Architect and, amongst other projects, was responsible for helping win a national competition for a new Research and Education Building for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and delivered the construction of phase 1 of 2.

Simon currently teaches design studio at the University of Hertfordshire.  He is also a guest lecturer at University of East London. He is currently chair of the Hertfordshire Association of Architects - a local RIBA branch.