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DKA 25th Anniversary

8 June 2018

Last night, DKA Architects marked their 25th anniversary with a summer garden party to raise a glass to the last 25 years and toast the next 25!

The Holburne Museum in Sydney Pleasure Gardens was the backdrop to the garden party themed event in which DKA welcomed staff, clients, friends and supporters to celebrate DKA’s journey over the last 25 years.

Guests partied the evening away with Garden of Eden cocktails made with Bath Gin, a fire pit BBQ and lawn games including croquet, giant Jenga, noughts and crosses and a coconut shy. Bath busker, Steve Robinson, provided the musical entertainment.

The evening included speeches from directors David Kent, James Bastable, Alex Bell and Fabien Coupat and the cutting of a giant numeral 25 cake in the signature DKA maroon and blue designed by Sandra Monger Cakes.

Founder and director, David Kent said: ‘Our success lies in the quality of our relationships and we would like to thank our talented team and supportive clients for helping us make this happen.’

‘When we set the studio up at the Malt House in 1993 it looked very different to today. We were a small group of architects working at drawing boards and filing everything in cupboards. The age of computers and computer-aided design was just dawning so DKA’s development has mirrored the remarkable changes in communications and design technologies that have happened in recent times. Today we no longer have drawing boards – though drawing by hand remains a core skill – and have grown into a team of 25 busy architects and interior designers. Throughout this time the Malt House has been a great place to work and has proven itself adaptable to the changing demands we have placed on it. We often use it as an example to our clients of a successful adaptation of an historic building, with an enjoyable open plan studio space that encourages us to do our best! We work in most building sectors and have developed a specialism for high-tech engineering and manufacturing buildings; we currently have a strong order book of projects across the UK for a number of major European and global companies as well as a range of education, healthcare and leisure projects closer to home.’