David Bonnett established his access consultancy on completion of his PhD in Independent Living in 1994. David qualified as an architect in 1976. His childhood experience of disability gave him an early appreciation of the barriers created by many of our buildings. David’s studies, allied with over 20 years of architectural practice, have provided him with the understanding necessary to meet client and architect requirements as well as the expectations of all building users.
The demand for advice was initially in response to disability legislation such as the DDA 1995. This in turn generated the need for specific advice in relation to publicly funded arts and heritage projects.
Over time the practice has grown in size and now employs a dozen staff providing advice for a range of projects that includes new developments such as the Olympic Village and historic gems such as Queens House, Greenwich.