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Here at DKA, we welcome all guest bloggers from interns and work experience students to ex DKA members of staff and bees.

There is always a great story to tell so we have created a dedicated ‘guest’ page on our blog and encourage anyone who wants to write a blog post to do so.

To enquire about our work experience placement or internship opportunities feel free to send us an email to


26 June 2018

Celebrating 25 years in style

Guest It was with an overwhelming sense of pride that DKA Founder and Director, David Kent, addressed staff and invited guests at the DKA summer garden party this month – a milestone event to celebrate the DKA journey over the last 25 years. The Holburne Museum... Read more

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3 July 2017

My DKA story | Simon Lawrence

Guest After graduating from the Welsh School of Architecture and qualifying in 1981, I moved from London to Bristol in the late 1980’s working in private practice and at the University of Bristol till joining DKA . The practice started in 1993 and I joined a... Read more

DKA refurbishment
12 January 2017

DKA refurbishment

Guest For those of you who follow us on social media, have been to the studio in the past 6 months, or have called up for a chat and heard the echoes of a building site in the background will know we’ve been undergoing a studio... Read more

8 July 2016

National Don’t Step On A Bee Day

Guest For us honeybees, six not three is the magic number. It’s the amount of sides each of our cells in the hive have. Having six sides creates the best shape for honey production because they require less wax and can hold more honey, and we all... Read more

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20 June 2016

My Work Experience | by Poppy Jableman

Guest When I was younger, I always looked forward to watching Grand Designs at home with my Dad after school. I loved watching the original animated plan come to life, as Kevin McCloud gave us a commentary of what new building was to come. I enjoyed... Read more

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20 June 2016

My Work Experience | by Imogen Cartwright

Guest Since I was young I have always wanted to pursue a career in design and architecture or design engineering was ideal due to my love of designing. Enrolling in an architect’s office for work experience would be perfect in acting as a springboard to my... Read more

motivational mapping
9 May 2016


Guest If you’ve been following us on twitter, you may have noticed we’ve jumped aboard the #mondaymotivation band wagon…. …and why not?! Motivation at work is such an advantage. We spend approximately one third of our lives at work, so it goes without saying we should... Read more

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23 October 2015

Every day’s a school day | working at DKA

Guest ‘You learn something new everyday’ I love that phrase, it’s so true. Everyday’s a school day. You may have worked with architects before, but I have compiled a list of things I’ve learnt from working with them at DKA for 3.5 years, lessons and top tips... Read more

22 September 2015

Welcome, to the DKA blog

Guest Firstly, welcome to DKA’s Blog! It is a great pleasure to welcome you, and be one of the first people to write a post on our shiny new blog. I can’t remember precisely when we decided to add a blog feature to our website, but... Read more