2018 has proved to be another busy year for David, Laurie, and the team at David James Architects, with DJA designs receiving further recognition in several awards and an ever-expanding project list.
PICTURED ABOVE: DJA designed this exciting yet sympathetic conversion and extension of the Grade II listed Parkstone Water Tower. The design respects the heritage of the tower whilst enhancing the local area, and was approved at committee
Founded in 2009, David James Architects & Partners are an award winning architectural practice who pride themselves on their ability to achieve practical, thoughtful, bespoke design solutions for each individual project.
ABOVE: Ventura, designed by DJA and winner of an International Design & Architecture Award
David James Architects offer a comprehensive design service. With experience in both contemporary and traditional styles, their projects cover a wide range of disciplines. These include private houses, conversions and refurbishments, large apartment blocks, retirement developments, commercial developments, and alterations to Grade 1 & 2 listed buildings. Each project is approached with enthusiasm and devotion, ensuring that every build is finished to the highest possible standards.
David James Architects offer a full architectural package, from the initial concept through to building completion. Their services include design and planning, interior design, detailed and technical design, tender process, and project management. Whether you have a potential site, or a project that is at a more developed stage, DJA can adapt their services to meet your specific needs.
Their experienced, award-winning team can design and project manage your build, creating a bespoke product tailored to your individual needs. For the developer, DJA provide feasibility studies and master planning. They have a wealth of experience in designing multiple units, apartment blocks, retirement dwellings and care homes.
ABOVE: ‘Moondance’, an award winning development of 3 luxury apartments in Sandbanks, designed by DJA for Towncourt Homes
David James Architects have an established client base within the South of England, including national and local developers, local housing authorities, and private clients. Reassuringly, they have very strong links with the local authorities, and have considerable experience in negotiating planning applications, including deputations to planning committees and assisting in appeals. In addition, they have a proven track record for gaining planning permission nationwide, even for very challenging sites. DJA provide sympathetic and thoughtful design solutions tailored to each unique site.
Amongst others, David James Architects have won their category in the International Design & Architecture Awards for three years in a row, and have recently won an award in the category of Architecture Single Residence for South West England with their project ‘La Serena’, in the UK Property Awards 2018-2019. La Serena was also Highly Commended as Single Unit Development of the Year in the Premier Guarantee Awards last year, and was shortlisted in this years International Design & Architecture Awards.
ABOVE: ‘La Serena’, DJA’s award winning design in Canford Cliffs
La Serena evolved from the use of exciting design solutions to create a home that is thoughtfully designed to respect the surrounding natural environment. The house epitomises modern, luxury living, in a stunning, unique setting. A contemporary luxury four bedroom residence, La Serena is set in a private peaceful setting adjoining the renowned Parkstone Golf Course. Extensive glazing floods the open plan double height volume living areas and extends the boundaries of space, both inside the house and within the environment. The house boasts three levels, with a spectacular entertainment terrace and frameless glass balconies that provide elevated views of the surrounding golf course.
ABOVE: ‘Ortega’, one of the three houses at ‘Luscombe’, designed by David James Architects. Photography by Tom Burn Media
Another recently completed project, ‘Luscombe’ consists of three luxury houses designed by David James Architects for renowned developers Excellare. The site occupies a spectacular natural wooded setting presiding over Poole Harbour, with views to Brownsea Island and the Isle of Purbeck beyond. Conceived from the concept of ‘organic architecture’, the design amplifies the harmony between the dwellings and their settings. The house design complements the sylvan setting allowing the occupants to feel at one with their environment.
ABOVE: Vista Baia and Vista Mare, Chaddesley Glen, Sandbanks
David James Architects are well known for designing bespoke luxury properties in the Sandbanks area, and their designs for ‘Vista Baia’ and ‘Vista Mare’ are no exception. Recently completed, DJA designed these two stunning contemporary houses for renowned developers Avante Developments. The design has been carefully considered for modern living, taking full advantage of the stunning views on offer. Externally, copper effect cladding, white render and timber garage doors complement each other and work in harmony with the building form. Located in Chaddesley Glen, these houses occupy a prime residential location just a stones throw away from Sandbanks Beach.
As a practice, David James Architects are very proud to have a large proportion of Chartered Architects, and are registered with both the RIBA and Architects Registration Board (ARB). Importantly, David James Architects enjoy creating a happy and long lasting relationship with their clients and always aspire to achieve the highest standards in all areas.
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