Award winning architecture

Contemporary & Traditional

“The practice aims to offer a tailored service to clients for their individual project which will cost-effectively produce buildings of quality and delight, in tune with their context” – DAVID KEMP

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  • From the work they have produced that looks good and building on an established reputation
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  • A practice that is progressing and knows where it is going

Featured Work

ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSE RE-NEWED & ENLARGED FOR GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS

ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSE RE-NEWED & ENLARGED FOR GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS

A careful remodelling of a Spanish style characterful house

A careful remodelling of a Spanish style characterful house

Transformation of semi-detached property in Brighton

Transformation of semi-detached property in Brighton

Small but exciting city centre address

Small but exciting city centre address

Detached townhouse with beautiful garden enlarged to make it even better.

Detached townhouse with beautiful garden enlarged to make it even better.

New House in the Suburbs – almost perfect detached villa.

New House in the Suburbs – almost perfect detached villa.

Elegant and comfortable solution for a Kitchen / Garden Room extension

Elegant and comfortable solution for a Kitchen / Garden Room extension

Contemporary Kitchen Garden room extension with hallmark details to make it special

Contemporary Kitchen Garden room extension with hallmark details to make it special

Local charity enlarges its facilities

Local charity enlarges its facilities

House stretches upwards and outwards to find more space as a family home

House stretches upwards and outwards to find more space as a family home

Contemporary urban living in affordable luxury

Contemporary urban living in affordable luxury

House that turned itself back to front

House that turned itself back to front

Careful remodelling of a Spanish style characterful house

Careful remodelling of a Spanish style characterful house

Modern family house with a hint of Edwardian grandeur

Modern family house with a hint of Edwardian grandeur

Renovated Victorian flat for Art Deco ceramics collectors

Renovated Victorian flat for Art Deco ceramics collectors

Village Property Bigger and Better

Village Property Bigger and Better

Transformation of exhausted Victorian house into a modern family home

Transformation of exhausted Victorian house into a modern family home

Large chalet bungalow reformed even larger with balance and panoramic view

Large chalet bungalow reformed even larger with balance and panoramic view

Two luxury properties from a redundant set of offices

Two luxury properties from a redundant set of offices

Dementia Care Home Concept Designs

Dementia Care Home Concept Designs

2017 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2017 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

Rearranged villa in Hove now has all the right spaces

Rearranged villa in Hove now has all the right spaces

Finding the right arrangement of the rear spaces makes all the difference to this house in Hove

Finding the right arrangement of the rear spaces makes all the difference to this house in Hove

A new generously proportioned family home

A new generously proportioned family home

Detached house, formerly small, dark and old fashioned becomes stylish, modern and comfortable

Detached house, formerly small, dark and old fashioned becomes stylish, modern and comfortable

Transformation of unattractive village property into a characterful modern family home / 2015 Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Transformation of unattractive village property into a characterful modern family home / 2015 Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Country House – Large Extension

Country House – Large Extension

Updated Barn Conversion

Updated Barn Conversion

Urban Villa extensively improved and modernised as family home

Urban Villa extensively improved and modernised as family home

Remodelled Regency Flat

Remodelled Regency Flat

Suburban house remodelled

Suburban house remodelled

Kitchen / Garden Room with cellar for wine lovers

Kitchen / Garden Room with cellar for wine lovers

Urban Detached Villa given new family centred rear spaces.

Urban Detached Villa given new family centred rear spaces.

Contemporary Kitchen Garden Room Extension

Contemporary Kitchen Garden Room Extension

Phased Suburban Transformation and Enlargement

Phased Suburban Transformation and Enlargement

Semi-detached Seaside Villa gains family space, light and fun

Semi-detached Seaside Villa gains family space, light and fun

Victorian terraced house… the work continued to a later completion.

Victorian terraced house… the work continued to a later completion.

Luxury modern living in new house built on Palladian design principles

Luxury modern living in new house built on Palladian design principles

Martin Valley Sculpture Park, Eire

Martin Valley Sculpture Park, Eire

2003 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2003 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2005 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2005 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2005 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2005 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2006 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2006 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2007 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2007 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2009 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2009 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2009 BREEAM Code for Sustainable Buildings

2009 BREEAM Code for Sustainable Buildings

2009 Downland Prize

2009 Downland Prize

2010 Downland Prize

2010 Downland Prize

2011 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2011 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2011 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2011 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2013 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2013 Sussex Heritage Trust Award – Small Scale Residential

2013 Arun District Council Design Award

2013 Arun District Council Design Award

2013 LABC Building Excellence Awards (South East)

2013 LABC Building Excellence Awards (South East)

Element 8 – ECO GREEN

Element 8 – ECO GREEN

Element 7 – LOFT CONVERSIONS FOR BEDROOMS AND WORKSPACES

Element 7 – LOFT CONVERSIONS FOR BEDROOMS AND WORKSPACES

Element 6 – BEDROOMS

Element 6 – BEDROOMS

Element 5 – BATHROOMS and CLOAKROOMS

Element 5 – BATHROOMS and CLOAKROOMS

Element 4 – STAIRS

Element 4 – STAIRS

Element 3 – Garages (In Suburbia)

Element 3 – Garages (In Suburbia)

Element 2 – KITCHEN/GARDEN ROOMS & THE ‘OTHER ROOM’

Element 2 – KITCHEN/GARDEN ROOMS & THE ‘OTHER ROOM’

Element 1 – THRESHOLDS & LOBBIES

Element 1 – THRESHOLDS & LOBBIES

Eco-micro house in Conservation Area

Eco-micro house in Conservation Area

Re-modelled Beach Cottage

Re-modelled Beach Cottage

Penthouse Extension in Listed Building

Penthouse Extension in Listed Building

Garden Room Extension with Butterfly Roof

Garden Room Extension with Butterfly Roof

Sub-urban House Re-interpreted

Sub-urban House Re-interpreted

New Shop & Café in National Trust Property

New Shop & Café in National Trust Property

Celebrity Author’s Personal Library

Celebrity Author’s Personal Library

Idyllic South Downs Retreat

Idyllic South Downs Retreat

Musicians’ Cottage Hideaway

Musicians’ Cottage Hideaway

Suburban Luxury Family Home

Suburban Luxury Family Home

Oast House Modernisation

Oast House Modernisation

Edwardian Villa Re-Born

Edwardian Villa Re-Born

Semiotics Company Headquarters

Semiotics Company Headquarters

Family Cottage Home Extended

Family Cottage Home Extended

Luxury Suburban House

Luxury Suburban House

Listed Thatched Cottage with Multiple Extensions

Listed Thatched Cottage with Multiple Extensions

Church Re-Born

Church Re-Born

Luxury Barn Conversion

Luxury Barn Conversion

New HQ for Media Educationalists

New HQ for Media Educationalists

New house Overlooking Port

New house Overlooking Port

New House on Site of Coaching Inn

New House on Site of Coaching Inn

Contemporary Suburban Lifestyle

Contemporary Suburban Lifestyle

Splendour on Brighton Seafront

Splendour on Brighton Seafront

Small 1970’s Town house suddenly feels spacious

Small 1970’s Town house suddenly feels spacious

2003 Downland Prize

2003 Downland Prize

Contemporary Urban Flat Living

Contemporary Urban Flat Living

WHAT our clients say…

David Kemp and his talented team have been a pleasure to work with. They worked collaboratively with our builders to ensure that all of our visions and objectives were met. We were truly impressed with David Kemp and his team’s careful attention to details, their passion for great design and architecture, which ultimately led to us achieving our dream home. Many thanks.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.  

Christina & Andre

Our staff and Trustees are very pleased with the loft conversion and the work carried out by DK Architects. The design works well and anyone who did not visit the building prior to the conversion would never know that the new staircase and loft conversion had not formed part of the original design of the building.

Blatchington Court Trust staff and Trustees

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