Who We Are

DPA practice values


The need to understand the historical and physical context of the site, in order to provide structures that compliment and marry within the context


To understand the importance of space, and how interaction within creates a positive atmosphere.


How consultation with the client, users and local community forms an important and essential part of the design process.


The need for personal continual development to strengthen the team, thus providing competent advice to our clients and projects.


The understanding that good design should not impact on the project cost, and the undertaking of lean thinking.


Conservation and environmental consideration within the scheme development to ensure a integrated design solution throughout the building's lifespan.


DAP Architecture (DAPA) are a RIBA chartered architecture + interior design practice who deliver architectural and built environment projects across the UK with studios in Birmingham, London and Chelmsford.

Founded in early 2011, DAPA is developing an increasing reputation for delivering both design and technical excellence.

Our capabilities include expert consultancy in architectural, interior and urban design carried out using the practice’s founding principles of innovation, good design and environmental sustainability.

Our staff are experienced in projects ranging from housing, commercial, heritage , leisure and mixed-use developments to urban regeneration and master planning.

We are also developing a growing workload related to the conversion and conservation of listed buildings with teams who assist in gaining the appropriate permissions.

Our design expertise is equally matched by our technical capabilities right through to delivering on site.

We are committed to finding the most appropriate solution for each project and work very closely with our clients to match their aspirations.



We spend time finding the right solution for each project in response to the physical, cultural and environmental contexts whilst respecting financial constraints and the aspirations of our clients.

Our three national design studios work seamlessly between each other connected by cloud storage technology therefore allowing up to date and accurate real-time updating of files.

Drawing on our collective knowledge and experience, we are able to balance inspiration and innovative thinking in order to deliver the best result for our clients.

We have the latest computer aided design and graphics software which as a result enables us to carry out our design work in the most accurate and efficient manner but with flair and speed.

and We work closely with planners and other consultants to ensure the most suitable outcome for all our projects.