Milton Powell & Partners - Firm Profile


The architectural firm of Milton Powell & Partners was established in 1976 by Milton Powell, AIA, following extensive architectural and urban design experience with Flower Mound New Town, Ltd., a new community developer, and the architectural firm of Pratt, Box, Henderson & Partners.

Richard C. Robinson, AIA, FCSI, joined the firm as Technical Principal in 1978 after serving for nine years as the construction specifications writer and construction administrator for a Dallas architectural firm. Other senior staff members of the firm include David R. Searl, R.A.; Pankaj Patel, OAA; and Yanghee Yoo Pierce, Assoc. AIA.

The focus of the firm's experience is in the design of institutional and arts facilities projects with a particular emphasis on design-intensive projects with unique programmatic and/or budget requirements. The firm is the recipient of over forty design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the National Endowment for the Arts, and various trade groups as well as recognition from the Construction Specifications Institute for technical quality. Milton Powell & Partners' work has been published both regionally and nationally forty-two times.

The unique resources of our firm include a commitment at the principal level to (1) excellence in design, (2) excellence in technical quality, and (3) a demanding dedication to meeting budgets and schedules. Additionally, each new commission is approached from a fresh and open perspective based upon extensive research to determine the goals and requirements of that particular project.

We do not see our role as one of dictating some pre-conceived or previously used design solution. Our role is to listen carefully to the input from the client, explore alternatives, and offer creative, cost effective design solutions to the unique program requirements. Moreover, our design solutions seek to go beyond the mere accommodation of basic function to the enhancement of the human spirit.