DHVA combine award-winning contemporary design ability and attention to detail to help our clients create beautiful spaces tailored to their needs.
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Elke studied architecture at the Bauhaus University, Weimar and at the Technical University, Vienna, before moving to the UK in 1999. She has worked for GMW, Pringle Brandon and Architecture PLB and qualified as a UK architect at the Architectural Association in 2001.
Elke co-founded Dittrich Hudson Architects in Bristol in 2005 and has been leading and managing the practice since. Elke has been awarded several awards for her projects. She is also a member of Bristol City Council's Urban Design Forum.
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Izaak studied architecture at the University of Nottingham, Kingston University and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and qualified as an architect in 2000.
Izaak is the cathedral architect for Salisbury, Truro and Llandaff cathedrals, and projects he has led have won numerous RIBA and RICS awards. He has expert conservation knowledge and a passion for design and imaginative public engagement through architectural project work. Izaak is an accredited conservation architect (AABC) and is a member of the Bristol Diocesan Advisory Committee and Bristol City Council’s Conservation Advisory Panel.
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Federica studied architecture at the University of Genoa, Italy and moved to the UK in 2000. She qualified as a UK architect at the University of Bath in 2002, and worked for Stride Treglown and Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects on large school projects and complex residential developments.
Federica's attention to detail and a hands-on approach enable her to preserve the integrity of the initial concept through to delivery on site. Federica is a certified Passive House Designer and has a specialism in low-energy building design.
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Oliver has nearly a decade of experience with historic repair projects and new interventions within historic landscapes. Oliver is inspired by historic buildings and contemporary designs in sensitive contexts.
He has a growing depth of experience in building conservation and he brings a hands-on approach when delivering projects. Oliver's calm, patience and hard working ethos is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike.
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Laura studied Architecture at The University of Sheffield, Westminster University, and qualified as an architect under RIBA NorthWest. Laura worked for Hopkins Architects Ltd in London and an award-winning practice in Singapore, running both small scale local projects and large complex projects internationally. After relocating to Bristol, Laura joined DHVA in 2020 and has been the project architect for several projects involving historic buildings as well as new builds and domestic residential projects.
Joao is currently working on the technical delivery of a number of historic building projects for DHV Architects. Before joining us, Joao worked in Portugal of Alice Santiago Faria and Pedro Brigida Arquitectos and in Ireland for John Fleming and McCullogh Mulvin Architects.
He has a masters in architecture from the Univeristy of Coimbra and is a registered UK architect. Joao won first prize in the Coimbra University Candidacy to UNESCO competition and is an accomplished sketch artist.
DHVA combine award-winning contemporary design ability and attention to detail to help our clients create beautiful spaces tailored to their needs. We take on projects of all scales where we can transform buildings through inspirational design, careful repair or strategic planning.
We are particularly experienced in the care and conservation of historic and ecclesiastical buildings, and we are adept at obtaining planning and listed building consent for sensitive sites. We have a lot of experience in grant funding bids and incorporating successful visitor and community engagement in public architectural projects.
DHVA offer all of the RIBA menu of services to suit every project. We have accreditation in building conservation (AABC), Passive House designer certification, and staff have experience in delivering BREEAM sustainable projects.