OMI Architects

OMI is one of the leading design-led architecture practices in the North West of England.
The team of architects are all based in a RIBA Award-winning conversion of a Victorian swimming pool, where we have created a number of studios for the creative industries.

OMI is an RIBA Chartered Practice whose work has been recognised with a series of awards for design excellence including 13 national and regional RIBA Awards. We are known for a broad range of work including museums and galleries, offices, churches, education, residential, hotels, leisure, community and public buildings, many of which are within sensitive historic settings. Our work includes complex heritage schemes which involve some of the region’s most important Grade I and Grade II* Listed buildings.

OMI is driven by the core values of attention to detail and high levels of service which impact upon everything that the practice produces.

2024
RIBA West Midlands Award
Shortlisted
Civic Trust Award - Regional Finalist
Winner
Civic Trust Award - Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design - Regional Finalist
Winner
2023
Architects Journal Retrofit Awards
Shortlisted
ICE North West Awards
Shortlisted
Merseyside Civic Design Awards - Community Project Of The Year
Winner
2022
OMI Architects
Insider North West Architect of the Year
Shortlisted
Architects Journal Retrofit Award - Workplace up to £5m
Shortlisted
British Council for Offices - Refurbished / Recycled Workplace
Shortlisted
RIBA MacEwen Award
UK Finalist
RIBA North West Award
Winner
RIBA North West Client of the Year Award
Winner
Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award - Regional Finalist
Winner
Architects Journal Retrofit Award - Community
Winner
RICS Award North West Region - Heritage
Winner
RICS Award UK - Heritage
Highly Commended
RICS Award North West Region - Community Benefit
Shortlisted
RICS Award North West Region - Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project
Shortlisted
2021
Manresa House
Manchester Society of Architects Award - Community Unbuilt
Winner
RIBA North West Award
Winner
2020
OMI Architects
Insider North West Residential Architect of the Year
Winner
British Council of Offices - Refurbished Workspace
Highly Commended
Insider North West Commercial Re-fit & Refurbishment of the Year
Shortlisted
Insider North West Apartment Development of the Year (more than 100 homes)
Shortlisted
RIBA North West Award
Shortlisted
2019
OMI Architects
Insider North West Residential Architect of the Year
Winner
Warehaus Ancoats
Insider North West Small Apartment Development of the Year (less than 100 units)
Winner
Brick Awards Medium Housing Development
Shortlisted
Mustard Tree
RIBA North West Award
Winner
RICS North West Community Benefit Award
Winner
RIBA MacEwen Award
Shortlisted
Baker Place
Insider North West Small Apartment Development of the Year (less than 100 units)
Shortlisted
LABC North West Building Excellence Awards - Best High Volume New Housing Development
Shortlisted
LABC North West Building Excellence Awards - Best Inclusive Building
Shortlisted
Brick Awards Medium Housing Development
Shortlisted
Inside Housing Development Awards
Shortlisted
Rochdale Borough Design Awards
Shortlisted
2018
Civic Trust Awards - Regional Finalist
Winner
BCO Awards - Refurbished/Recycled Workplace
Shortlisted
2017
Lincoln Good Design Outstanding Project Award
Winner
Lincoln Good Design Best Commercial Project Award
Winner
Insider North West Urban Residential and PRS Development of the Year
Winner
OMI Architects
Insider North West Residential Architect of the Year
Shortlisted
2016
Phil O'Dwyer
Manchester Society of Architects Fellowship Award
Winner
2015
Civic Voice Conservation Award
Winner
RICS North West Project of the Year
Winner
RICS North West Community Award
Winner
RICS North West Design Through Innovation Award
Winner
RICS North West Conservation Award
Winner
Manchester Society of Architects Client Legacy Award
Winner
Civic Trust Regional Award
Winner
Architects' Journal Retrofit Award
Shortlisted
National Churches Trust Award
Shortlisted
Civic Trust Award
Shortlisted
RIBA North West Award
Shortlisted
Manchester Society of Architects Built Residential Scheme Award
Winner
RIBA Wales Award
Shortlisted
2014
Civic Trust Award
Commendation
BALI National Landscape Restoration & Regeneration Awards
Winner
Manchester Society of Architects Conservation Award
Winner
2013
RIBA North West Award
Winner
Manchester Society of Architects Award
Winner
Housing Design Award
Winner
RIBA East Midlands Award
Shortlisted
2012
First Time Buyer Magazine Best Small Development Award
Winner
Bridge of Discovery - Architects' Journal Small Projects
Commendation
2011
RIBA Award
Winner
2010
RIBA Regional Award
Winner
RIBA East Midlands Low Carbon Award
Winner
Manchester Society of Architects Award
Winner
CABE Building for Life
Gold Standard
Manchester Society of Architects Award
Winner
2009
Manchester Evening News Property Awards Best Apartment of the Year
Winner
2007
Housing Design Award
Winner
2005
RIBA Award
Winner
2004
RIBA Inclusive Design Award
Shortlisted
British Council for Offices Award
Winner
2003
RIBA Award
Winner
RIBA White Rose Design Award
Winner
Roses Design Award
Winner
Manchester Society of Architects Award
Winner
2001
Roses Design Awards
Commendation
Manchester Society of Architects Award
Winner
2000
Civic Trust Awards
Mention
Manchester Society of Architects Award
Winner
1999
1998
RIBA Award
Winner
1995
RIBA Housing Design Award
Winner
1994
RIBA Housing Design Award
Winner
OMI Architects

Adam Gray

Associate Director

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Andy James

Director

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Simina Ionescu

Architect

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Nick Berry

Director

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Jamie Reed

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Stuart McGrath

Associate Director

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Hollie Lake

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Aaron Coey

Associate Director

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Heather Davis

Office Manager

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Philip Etchells

Associate Director

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Flora Hodson

Designer

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David Cross

Architect

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Laura Gouk

Architect

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Rob Paton

Senior Architect

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Dovydas Simkus

Part II Architectural Assistant

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Chris Wells

Senior Architect

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Hannah Knight

Part I Architectural Assistant

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Leo Rus

Part I Architectural Assistant

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Dafini Karagyozova

Architect

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OMI Job

Opportunities with OMI

We are looking for Architects

The studio is an attractive and supportive working environment providing excellent opportunities for professional advancement. The practice is Mac-based using Vectorworks software.

We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to a policy of treating all its employees and applicants equally.

To Apply

Please email: info@omiarchitects.com attaching your CV and examples of your work.