Providing architectural services from concept to delivery with creativity since 2005.
Based in Sevenoaks, Kent, a2d architecture is a RIBA Chartered Practice and draws on their experience from a wide variety of past projects of differing scales, disciplines and resolution to deliver contemporary and unique design solutions to clients across the globe.
a2d architecture is a team of dedicated architects and designers whose ethos is to deliver fine architecture and design that responds to our clients brief and is executed with the highest level of attention to detail.
a2d is an equal opportunities practice employing a skilled team of enthusiastic professionals from around the world with a desire to create innovative contemporary design solutions.
Darren graduated from Birmingham School of Architecture in 1994 and moved back to Frankfurt to continue work on many varied retail, residential and commercial projects, including new concepts for Deutsche and Dresdner Banks, Sixt and Eurotel. Returning to London in 1998, Darren worked for BDP (2 years) on various European shopping centers and Gensler (3 years), helping to set up their first central European satellite office in Amsterdam in 2001, notably working on workplace projects for AOL, Lehman Brothers, Global Centre and ABN AMRO. In 2003 Darren spent 2 years as in-house architect for Nike, helping to design and roll out 5 new retail concepts across Europe.
As joint founding member of a2d architecture ltd. in 2005, Darren is involved in every aspect of the company, particularly responsible for Retail and Workplace development, assisting both Nokia and Vodafone in their global retail roll-outs. His specialties lie in concept design, detailing and project delivery. Darren is a keen hockey and squash player and an active member of several local sporting committees.
BA(Hons), Grad Dip
Graduating in 1998 from Brighton University, Olivia worked on several large scale Retail and Regeneration Projects at BDP, London in sites include Chapelfield, Norwich and the Royals, Southend.
In 2001 Olivia moved to the Netherlands, working on high profile Residential & Corporate Office projects with Aukett Europe and Hollandse Nieuwe. After returning to UK in 2004, Olivia worked for Smith Carodoc Hodgkins, London, notably completing 20 new residential units in Covent Garden for The Mercers Company.
As joint founding member of a2d architecture ltd. in 2005, Olivia has been involved in all aspects of the company and is responsible for developing the Residential arm of the business. Olivia’s specialties lie in local permissions, building codes and site administration.
BA(Hons), Grad Dip, RIBA, ARB
Graduated in 2012 from the University for the Creative Arts with a BA in Architecture.
Before joining a2d, Matthew freelanced as a graphic designer producing work for the likes of Childreach International and the NHS, contributing to both internal and national level campaigns. In 2015 he became involved with the Turks and Caicos Preservation Foundation, producing visualizations for building restoration on the island of Salt Cay.
At a2d, he has been integral in the conception and execution of several new retail concepts for the likes of Vodafone, Schaffrath and Beam Suntory.
Matthew joined a2d in October 2016
a2d enjoy any architectural challenge.
Fully understanding the requirements and forming a detailed brief are the keys to success. A strong, aligned design ethos will inform all other parts of the process. We can then prepare all the plans, details and renders, apply for permissions, even help choose the contractors and attend site. Our attention to detail means a seamless transition from concept to reality.
a2d architecture is always on the lookout for new talents with a passion for contemporary architecture.
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Our studio is just off Sevenoaks High Street.
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