Lincoln Miles Architecture

Profile

Lincoln established LMA on moving to the Isle of Wight in 2003 after making a change with his family for a different quality of life. He previously lived in London when he co-founded a Soho-based design practice, Bluebottle.

Now he’s living on the very Southern tip of the island, looking out across the English Channel in a restored WWII concrete radar bunker and two converted Nissen huts that serve as studios for Lincoln and his partner, Lisa.

LMA is a design practice that seeks to invent something new and yet personal. We are not afraid to take risks and look stupid if our ideas don’t work like we intended.

We have a profound understanding that the built form poses a difficult dilemma for us all. Whatever we do, there is destruction, valuable earth resource consumption and an inevitable carbon footprint. Our job is to consider these impacts and minimise and rebalance them with beauty through innovation and articulation, to the best of our ability.

LMA has a flexible mind and attitude to the client’s brief. We try to pursue function in design blended with a sense of spirituality through material and detail.

We follow two ideals – one is to deliver simple yet complex and warm-hearted spaces – the other is to break the mould and be out there.

Media and Awards

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Awards

2015 The Isle of Wight Society Conservation Award

2013 Grand Designs. Nominated as one of Kevin McCloud’s Top Ten Grand Design Projects following their 100th series.

2012 RIBA Isle of Wight Regional Award Winner for Artist’s Studio in Cowes

2011 RIBA Isle of Wight Regional Award Winner for House in the Trees

2011 Architect’s Journal Small Builds Award 2nd Prize

2010 Grand Designs Award Shortlisted 2010 LABC National Final. Runner up of Best small commercial development. Briddlesford Farm Cafe

2010 LABC south East regional award. Best small commercial development. Briddlesford Farm Cafe

2000 Architect’s Journal Small Builds Award Shortlisted for Sculpture Pavilion

1996 RIBA London Regional Award for Ennismore Mews 1996 RIBA West Sussex Regional Award Commendation for Barn Conversion

Commendations

This House feels more rooted, more delightful and far more autobiographical than most. Kevin McCloud
Tane is an incredibly special place to come to. The house though large by our standards, has a unique feeling of friendliness, comfort and relaxation. I have never lived in a house previously that exudes such tranquility. Lincoln has combined a mix of materials both inside and out that work together with the location and make it so special. Hugh and Claire Brasher – Current Owners
Working with Lincoln is like being out in a storm – you are likely to be blown away and struck by lightning!! Afterwards you are left with a creation that has all you could have dreamt about, if you only had some of his imagination. Lincoln has transformed Briddlesford Hop Kilns Heritage Centre and Bluebells Cafe from the old into the new, whilst retaining the ambience of the farm as it has existed for centuries. Judi Griffin for Briddlesford Museum
Lincoln thinks differently and constantly pushes the boundaries. Lots of people say they do this, but we’ve met hundreds of architects and designers who’ve been saying they’d make something with Richlite edge trim over the past decade, but he was the only person brave enough to do it, and on a massive scale. He keeps coming up with different ideas to turn products on their heads, and he executes these ideas beautifully. He understands a rare combination design and making/construction/manufacturing. And, it doesn’t hurt that he can have a good chat and is fun to work with. Scott and Jane Campbell of Surface Matter