Experienced architect Michila Wilks RIBA is heading up the architectural team at property partnership Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

Michila has more than 30 years experience in the design and construction industry and has a lifelong passion for architecture.

“From the age of 12 I was always looking and asking why does a building look like that?” she said.

Michila’s career began as a technician and she embarked on her lengthy architect studies when her daughter started school.

She is keen to raise the profile of the architectural team at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, which is based in the Development Land and Planning Department in Taunton.

The talented team works throughout the South West on a range of projects from conversions and refurbishments to new builds and listed buildings.

“Conservation is one of my real passions. We should re-use as many buildings as possible. There’s lots of history and buildings that need to be preserved,” she said.

Welcoming her appointment, GTH Chairman Graham Ford said: “I am delighted that Michila has joined our team.  Her breadth of experience and flair for design has brought a new dimension to the services we can offer our clients.”

Michila has a wealth of knowledge concerning conservation and is an approved inspector for The Diocese of Exeter, and The Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Previously she worked for a prominent practice in Exeter as an Associate Architect where she led on the conservation architecture sector.

However her expertise is not confined to conservation and she is committed to attention to detail and innovative design solutions across all the projects she is involved in.

In her spare time she enjoys running and cycling and is preparing for the London to Geneva bike ride. This will entail six to seven hours in the saddle each day over four days. A rest day to watch the conclusion of the Tours de France in Paris; then four more cycling days before reaching Geneva.

For advice on any aspect of the building process please call the specialist Development Land and Planning Division on 01823 334466.