dla

Our aim is to create buildings which respond to their context, work hard for their communities and exceed the requirements of our clients.

Founded in 1978, DLA Architecture has built a reputation for upholding the highest standards of quality, technical compliance and client satisfaction. We pride ourselves on our versatility. Working across a diverse array of work sectors we approach our projects with a holistic understanding, tailoring our creative solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients.  

At the heart of what we do is a desire to make a positive difference through the projects we undertake.  

STUDIO CULTURE

“ Our people are our success”

Our employees are at the heart of our practice, it is through their hard work and dedication we have achieved our success so far.  

We are committed to the well-being, happiness, and professional development of everyone in our community. We work hard, collaborate, support each other and value time together with regular social events. Work-life balance is important to us, we celebrate diverse cultures and promote the health and well-being of our staff through our flexible working policy, all-in days and access to in house Mental Health First Aiders.  

We are proud of the work we do, working together to enhance the lives of others through thoughtful contextual design. 

Awards

Drapers Yard BCO Northern Awards
Refurbished / Recycled Building
Winner 2024
One Strawberry Lane British Council for Offices Regional
Corporate Workplace
Highly Commended 2024
One Strawberry Lane British Council for Offices Regional
ESG Award
Winner 2024
The Majestic RIBA
Yorkshire Awards
Finalist 2023
26 St. James’s Square OAS
Best West End Refurbishment
Winner 2023
Florence Square Manchester Society of Architects (MSA) Awards
Commercial Unbuilt
Winner 2023
Drapers Yard Leeds Architecture Awards
Adapted Building
Commendation 2023
One Strawberry Lane Insider North East Property
Commercial Development of the Year
Winner 2023
One Strawberry Lane Mix Interiors
Project of the Year Workplace Interiors 30-70 SQ FT
Finalist 2023
The Waterhouse Cowgills North West Homebuilder Awards
Larger Developement
Winner 2022
Hackney Gardens The Pineapples Awards
Place of the year
Shortlisted 2022
96-200 The Broadway Housing Design Awards
Shortlisted 2022
The Majestic Property Insider Award
Commercial Development of the Year
Winner 2021
The Majestic Property Insider Award
Commercial Property Deal of the Year
Winner 2021
Hackney Gardens Civic Trust Awards
Finalist 2021
Hackney Gardens Housing Design Awards
Winner 2021
The Majestic Yorkshire Property Awards
Game Changer
Winner 2020
Scala Yard Housing Design Awards
Build To Rent
Winner 2019
Scala Yard RIBA Yorkshire Awards
Shortlisted 2019
Scala Yard Yorkshire Residential Property Awards
Small Development
Winner 2019
Scala Yard Brick Awards
Small Housing
Commendation 2018
Scala Yard York Design Awards
Small Development
Winner 2018
15 Stratford Place OAS
Development award for best west end refurbishment/regeneration
Shortlisted 2018
Central Square BCO Awards
Shortlisted 2017
Central Square BREEAM Awards
Shortlised 2017
Central Square Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards
Best of the Best
Winner 2017
Central Square Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards
Sustainability Project of the Year
Winner 2017
Central Square RIBA Awards
Shortlisted 2017
Central Square Rise Awards
Design, Innovation & Creativity
Highly Commended 2017
Nestlé Product Technology Centre BCO
Recycled Workplace
Regional Winner 2013
Nestlé Product Technology Centre BCO
Recycled Workplace
National Winner 2013
Nestlé Product Technology Centre York Design Awards
Commercial Workplace
Winner 2013
Orleans Primary School British Council for School Environments
Excellence in Design for Interiors
Winner 2012
Orleans Primary School British Council for School Environments
Excellence in Design for Teaching and Learning: Small Projects (Refurbishment)
Winner 2012
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