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Mendip School opening by Michael Eavis
24 May 2017

The Big Easy

Andy Batty On Wednesday 17th May, Michael Eavis CBE officially opened The Mendip School, a special school for 120 pupils aged 4 to 19 located on the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet. Mendip School is an easy building; easy to build, easy to navigate, easy... 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

Bath
2 February 2016

Keep on ‘in keeping’ on

Alex Bell ‘But is it in keeping?’ Ask any architect – their most hated phrase is probably ‘in keeping’. Two horrid little words customarily trotted out as a reaction to anything new. It implies, why spoil what is here with THAT? To the designer it is an... Read more

DKA studio internal
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

BBC three counties
2 October 2015

BBC Three Counties – Tales of the unexpected

Alex Bell When we first met with the Editor of BBC Three Counties Radio we were given our brief in two parts. The first was the technical brief, driven largely by BBC Standards similar across all similar local radio stations. Compliance with this part of the brief... Read more

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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

Bridgwater Community Hospital for DKA
11 September 2015

Designing to make a difference

Rebecca Furse A quarter of UK hospital patients have dementia. The recent, and heart-breaking, BBC2 programme ‘Nowhere to Go’ told the story of Evelyn, a patient with advanced dementia. She found the hospital disorientating and was becoming aggressive, at one point being restrained by security guards. Visiting... Read more

midfield
15 September 2015

Midfield Dynamo – Advice for recent graduates

Alex Bell Creative people have good ideas, but it takes a team of creative people to achieve great things. Neil Armstrong didn’t get to the Moon on his own, and Damien Hirst doesn’t always pickle his own cows. For some people, recognition is their reward. For others... Read more

Design for SEN
1 September 2015

Designing for Special Needs

Andy Batty Special needs is a subject with bucket loads of emotion for all involved; frustration, triumph, loneliness, friendship, anger, appreciation, pride and respect; but for me the emotion is joy. I am privileged to design schools for pupils with special needs, and there are many reasons... Read more