Darren Bland
darren bland, director
Stuart Winter
stuart winter, director

An award winning practice with an excellent reputation

db architects was founded in 2004 with the aim of delivering client led projects that incorporate innovative and rigorously considered design, an aim that holds-fast today. Furthermore we seek to provide a personal service focusing on our client’s requirements to achieve elegant and economic buildings with sustainability and attention to detail at the forefront. We have a wealth of experience dealing with numerous planning authorities often working in sensitive locations.

Originally based in Kent, the practice has expanded and opened a new office In Nottingham. This gives us the ability to offer a locally based service in London, the South East and the Midlands.

We have an excellent knowledge of the design and refurbishment of listed buildings, commercial developments, social housing, hotels, offices and private residential schemes. Our principle, Darren Bland, has over 25 years of experience working with clients to help them achieve their aspiration.

Our clients include developers, housing associations, self-builders and private developers.

We offer the full RIBA range of professional services which include:

  • Feasibility studies and concept designs
  • Preparing planning submissions and dealing with planning departments; often on sensitive sites
  • Building regulations and working drawings packages
  • Tender services and contract administration
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