Considering his wealth of knowledge, and ability to adapt and work on projects of any scale or theme, we are very pleased to announce that Mark Senior has been promoted to Technical Director at DMWA. After gaining a Construction degree at Southampton, Mark went on to work as a Site Engineer on projects such as the large West Quay development. Mark’s experience expanded when he acquired his role as an Architectu
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 J
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
This year, DMWA’s annual staff day out took place in Somerset, at the Hauser & Wirth Arts Centre. The gallery and gardens are set within an 18th century former farm complex, originally built with re-appropriated stone from nearby Bruton Abbey. Most recently, Paris studio, Laplace, has added two new wings to the cluster of farm buildings which carefully link to create a continuous internal space and enclosed
Last week we made a site visit to one of our local conservation projects under construction in Colehill, Wimborne. The scheme is making good progress with the thatch due to be installed this week. We have worked collaboratively to establish grounds to rebuild, and extend this cottage, working closely with the conservation officer at East Dorset District Council and the National Trust.
DMWA were delighted to take part in the RIBA’s local event and tour at Swanage’s Ibstock Brick Factory alongside local practices and members of the RIBA. The Swanage site is one of the last remaining handmade brickworks, producing 3 million handmade and stock bricks per year. It was a privilege to learn how traditional processes are still being used to craft these bespoke bricks which have contributed to
DMWA are delighted to confirm that we have been granted approval for a glazed pavilion in the heart of a historic setting in East Dorset. Works are due to commence on site in spring ’17. Progress photos to follow..
DMWA Architects were privileged to attend the successful opening night of the recently completed project: ‘The Kitchen Poole Park‘, in Dorset. Following an intensive design period working collaboratively with the client, Poole Borough Council and the Friends of Poole Park, DMWA Architects and Main Contractor, Greendale Construction, have transformed a redundant corner of Poole Park into a vibrant and welcoming