Daly Martin Williams Architects

Derek Williams ARB qualified

DMWA Director Receives ARB Accreditation

  We are delighted to announce that our Director, Derek Williams, has successfully completed his Part III studies,  the final part to formally qualify as an Architect. Derek’s​ architectural​ career began 13 years ago at Portsmouth University where he gained both his undergraduate degree as well as his masters in Architecture. Since then ​Derek has ​worked for a number of high profile practices including John Pardey Architects​ in Lymington, prior to bec​oming a director at DMWA in 2015.​    
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The Thirsty Bird Opens

  ‘The Thirsty Bird’, a new cafe and wine bar located opposite our offices in the centre of historic Wimborne is now open. Offering coffee, cheese and charcuterie and an excellent selection of wine served by our client Georgie and her friendly team. We have had the privilege of sampling the menu, and cannot recommend this venue enough. The final space feels cosy and informal, and successfully delivers on Georgie’s original vision. DMWA assisted in the process, acting as Architects during both the design and construction phase, initially gaining planning and listed buildi
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Bespoke ‘Tree House’ Dwelling approved at Commitee

We are delighted to share the news that our new dwelling design at Cotes Avenue, Poole has been unanimously approved at Committee today. This highly constrained site presented a number of challenges from the offset – A previously unused and overgrown wedge shaped plot, a history of planning refusals, a number of TPO’s and topography that slopes down dramatically from road level. Turning these constraints into opportunities, we have developed this design for a perched ‘tree house’ that nestles into the hillside on a raised deck, floating above the garden floor below. The
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Mike Davies Lecture at AUB

DMWA had the pleasure of attending today’s RSH Partners’ fantastic lecture at the Arts University Bournemouth. Mike Davies, one of the practice’s founders, spoke about the philosphy of Mezotecture, and how this spacial concept has influenced so many of the practice’s high profile buildings, as well as smaller scale, and lower budget projects. The idea that a building is malleable over time is an interesting concept, and works well on large scales, like airports. The demand for evolution is paramount, and so incorporating a design element which shields a project from pla
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