Management Team

Niall Owen Flow Design

Niall Owen
Role: Managing Director
Areas of expertise: Domestic / Life Sciences / Hotel & Leisure / Student Accommodation / Education / Residential
Email: nowen@flow-das.com

Despite the title of MD, Niall is very much hands on in terms of the daily work within the practice. His wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and extensive network of contacts in the industry are an asset to any project team.

For Niall, architecture is about the joy of solving problems and finding the precise balance of aesthetics and functionality.

He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company but also working on a wide range of projects from concept through to post completion. With a proven track record spanning over 20 years in the industry, he has overseen the design and delivery of a diverse range of projects from life science R&D facilities, hotels, leisure and conferencing facilities to education, student accommodation, residential and domestic sectors.

Rupert Fleming

Rupert Fleming (MARCH, BARCH(HONS), ARB, RIBA, RIAS)
Role: Design Director
Areas of expertise: Domestic / Hotel & Leisure / Student Accommodation / Residential / Office
Email: rfleming@flow-das.com

Rupert is a design led, and BIM (building information modelling) focussed Architect with very strong technical skills and awareness. He has 20 years of professional experience in an award winning commercial practice.

After graduating with a BArch (Hons) from Sheffield University in 2003 and a MArch at Dundee University in 2008, Rupert has built up a substantial portfolio of work across a wide variety of sectors, both new build and working within existing buildings.

Rupert has designed, and delivered a vast range of projects from residential extensions to hotels, leisure, and large scale office developments within listed buildings throughout the UK. He has also completed various animal enclosures at Edinburgh Zoo including the Penguin Parade and the Meerkat Entrance Plaza and delivered over 2000 bed spaces on many notable PBSA projects.

He will always seek to maximise the value of a site and particularly enjoys working closely with our clients to ensure that the optimal design solution is achieved whilst meeting the project brief.

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis
Role: Technical Director
Areas of expertise: Domestic / Residential / Student Accommodation / BTR / Restoration and Conservation / Co-working / Care Facilities
Email: rlewis@flow-das.com

As technical director, Richard is responsible for the management of the detail design phase of our projects. His keen eye for detail coupled with his cost aware approach and technical proficiency ensures our clients receive the maximum commercial gains. Richard is passionate about combining his position as technical director while keeping an active involvement in the day-to-day delivery of projects as he feels this is the best way to ensure working knowledge of current legislation.

Over the past 20 years, Richard has accrued tremendous experience designing and delivering a wide and varied spectrum of award-winning projects such as large-scale residential and mixed-use developments; sympathetic restoration of listed buildings; Care Homes for the elderly and even a new beach resort in the Caribbean.

Combined with his role as technical director, Richard is also responsible for developing and maintaining the practice BIM protocols, ensuring we continue to be at the forefront of industry standards.

Friendly, helpful and instructive advice a true professional who delivers results.

Ms Mackay, Edinburgh (google review)

Flow Design was recommended to me by my builder. I could not be happier with the service I received. Top job from start to finish and a pleasure to deal with.

Mr Haig, Kirkcaldy (google review)

Our Feedback

I used Niall recently for a conversation and would thoroughly recommend him. From the start he explained everything in an easy to understand way for a novice like myself, explaining all the steps and keeping us updated throughout it all. We had a few issues with what we wanted to do but Niall reassured us everything would be fine and true to his word it was. I would have no hesitation in recommending Niall and will definitely use him again for any future projects.
Karen Paterson
Karen Paterson
2023-10-17
We came to Flow Design Architects after previously being denied planning approval from the Council with another architects drawings. From start - Finish we can’t fault Richard and his team, they designed us a bigger and better house extension, with detailed drawings and ways to help our family/needs & maximise our original space. The process was very professional & very quick - which was what we needed. Thank you again! We cannot recommend them enough. Ryan & Nicola - Edinburgh
Crescent Building Contractors
Crescent Building Contractors
2023-01-11
Open, honest, fast and with a high quality. Would definitely recommend Niall and the guys!
Saj Akbar
Saj Akbar
2022-12-24
I can highly recommend Niall and his team from Flow Design Architects to help plan your projects. Niall was able to help visualise and design a layout that we hadn't even thought about, providing a lot of solutions that will make our house a wonderful place to live in. Niall was very knowledgeable, happy to answer any questions I had and was very organised. I would certainly return to Flow Design Architects again for any future projects.
JY Lim
JY Lim
2022-11-16
Richard has been fantastic at providing and guiding me through the process of architectural drawings and a building warrant. The service that I have received has been 5 star - can highly recommend.
Jordan Kay
Jordan Kay
2022-11-15
A first-class service all round from Rupert at Flow Design. He took the basic concept of our home extension idea and offered sound advice from the outset. He was always happy to discuss different options and provide prompt feedback and amendments. His final plans delivered a far better use of space and materials, delivering a far more practical and environmentally friendly space for our family to enjoy for years to come.
Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett
2022-09-29
Niall has been so helpful, knowledgeable and prompt from the minute we first contacted Flowdesign. He listened to what we wanted and gave good advice and suggestions to improve our property. Very professional and friendly service. Would highly recommend.
Lesley Addie
Lesley Addie
2022-08-29
Flow Design is highly recommended because their responses are very clearly and quickly.
Eunjin Oh-Kwak
Eunjin Oh-Kwak
2022-08-17
So delighted to have got my building warrant thanks to Niall and his team. As a complete novice about this kind of thing ,I was so grateful for his calm approach and reliability. Always doing exactly what he said he would do, when he said he would do it.A rare thing these days! I had been let down before and was so glad to find Flow,
Jane Russell
Jane Russell
2022-08-16
Used Flow Design to plan internal alterations to our living room and kitchen. Niall was fantastic throughout the whole process keeping us informed and providing expert guidance. Very professional company and would definitely recommend!
Gav Ure
Gav Ure
2022-08-16

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