David Kohn MA DipArch (Cantab) ARB RIBA FRSA

Director

David founded the practice in 2007 and was awarded UK 'Young Architect of the Year' in 2009. He has over 20 years design leadership experience and sets the direction of all projects. These have ranged from award-winning exhibitions to galleries and interiors to urban strategies. He is particularly interested in collaboration, having worked with artists Fiona Banner, Simon Fujiwara and Pablo Bronstein. David is a committed educator and lectures internationally on architecture and design. He currently leads a Diploma unit at the Architectural Association.

Jennifer Dyne BSc(Hons) MArch PGDipArch ARB

Team Leader

Jennifer co-leads the practice’s houses and interiors team. She is currently overseeing new-build and refurbishment residential projects in London, Buckinghamshire and Dorset, both as Architect and Contract Administrator. Previous to this, she completed exhibition designs for the 2017 Turner Prize (hosted at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull) and London’s Waddington Custot gallery.

Philip Dring BA PGDip ARB RIBA

Senior Architect

Philip leads the practice's education team, including the £45m new quadrangle for New College, Oxford. Prior to joining DKA, Philip was a Director at Nicholas Hare Architects, specialising in the delivery of large-scale education projects. Most recently, he led a team delivering a £40m campus for the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation.

Kevin Gray BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA

Technical Director

Kevin provides leadership in the technical delivery of projects. He has over 20 years’ industry experience which includes 15 years at Rogers Stirk Harbour, where he led the delivery of their extension to the British Museum (£160m), Antwerp Law Courts (£86m) and One Hyde Park (£250m), amongst other projects.

Jessica Lyons BA MA (RCA) ARB

Team Leader

Jessica leads the practice’s arts team. She was project architect for the V&A’s highly acclaimed Photography Centre which opened in 2018, as well as gallery and exhibition design projects for the Whitechapel Gallery and Wellcome Collection. She is currently overseeing a pair of creative studio buildings for London’s Greenwich Design District.

Matthew Volsen BA MA (RCA) ARB

Team Leader

Matthew leads the practice’s masterplanning and development team. He is currently working on the new campus for New College, Oxford, as well as leading a collaborative research project investigating new urban planning models. Alongside his project work, Matthew leads the practice's support teams covering IT, systems and quality assurance.

Jenny Hill BA (Hons) AA Dipl ARB

Team Leader

Jenny co-leads the practice’s houses and interiors team. Jenny is leading two residential refurbishments of agricultural buildings in rural Devon and a new-build apartment in Camden, not far from the DKA studio. She has recently worked towards the Employer’s Requirements for New College, Oxford.

Luca Bosco MArch (Porto) BA (Milan) ARB

Architect

Since joining DKA, Luca has been an integral part of the studio’s New College, Oxford team, working on the project from Stage 2. He is also contributing to DKA’s collaborative research project on new urban planning models, as well as DKA’s digital archive.

Bushra Mohamed BA MArch ARB

Architect

Bushra joined DKA in 2018 and qualified as an architect in 2020. She was the project architect for the refurbishment of developer Euroboden's offices in Berlin and worked with David on a collaboration with Pablo Bronstein for the National Trust. Bushra currently runs a Diploma unit at the AA with David. In 2020 she was shortlisted for the RIBA Journal's Rising Star Award for her research into the African courtyard house typology.  

Nicola Blake BA MA(Cantab) DipArch ARB

Architect

Nicola joined DKA in 2018 and qualified as an architect in 2020. She is currently delivering the technical design on several residential projects in London. Nicola was instrumental in the competition win to design Birmingham city's new £65M market halls with Lendlease. In 2020 she presented research on domestic spaces during the pandemic at London Metropolitan University school of architecture.

Tarn Phillip BA MArch

Architectural Assistant

Tarn’s project work includes the Stage 2 development of New College, Oxford and, more recently, the Greenwich Design District. Outside of the studio, he has been involved since 2016 in an Arcadia-funded project to document new rock cut churches in Ethiopia.

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