Meet The Team


Mik Widdup
Principal Architect

With over 25 years’ experience in architecture, Mik set up Planet Architecture to further his goal of producing ethically and ecologically sound homes and buildings.

Mik is highly-qualified in his field (BA (Hons) Architecture; Dip. Arch. ARB, RIBA, HNC Building Studies) and well-regarded for his professional abilities, but he is particularly renowned for his friendly and approachable manner.

His local knowledge ensures that projects are sympathetic to their context and environment.

Outside the office: When he’s not at the drawing board, Mik can be found watching motorsports, restoring classic cars, cycling, canoeing or turning his hand to a bit of DIY.

Mik’s inspirational quote:
“A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it” - John Ruskin


Joanne Star
Company Secretary and Researcher

Joanne carries out the company’s research, ensuring that the architectural team are up to speed with all the latest ideas in sustainable building and emerging construction technologies.

Having previously worked at the sharp end of the legal profession for 19 years, Joanne also makes sure Planet Architecture is up to date with all the appropriate rules and regulations for every project.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Humanities,

Outside the office: Joanne can be found dog walking, cycling, running, or horse riding.

Joanne’s inspirational quote:
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" -Benjamin Franklin


General Dogsbody

At 4 years old we’re not sure whether we’re allowed to officially call Juno a member of staff.

Her drawing ability leaves a lot to be desired and she’s certainly not getting the minimum wage.

You’re more likely to find her under one of the desks or ensuring that there are no left-overs at lunch time, than doing a fair day’s work, but having Juno around makes the workplace that little bit happier.