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V&A Museum of Childhood
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on Museum of Childhood with Caruso St John Architects which won a RIBA London Award and RIBA Inclusive Design Award Finalist in 2007.

David Bonnett Associates (DBA) believes that the concept of 'Inclusive Design' is an essential component in the creation of good architecture. We believe that a well considered analysis of the needs of all users will ensure that buildings and landscapes can be designed and adapted to meet legal requirements and social expectations and at the same time achieve the highest standards of commodity, firmness and delight.


The relevance of Inclusive Design is increasingly clear as the population of the UK becomes proportionally older. Similarly both economics and sustainability require us to expect more from our buildings whether existing or new. DBA as a practice is familiar with these imperatives and will advise accordingly.

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Since the practice was established in 1994 the demand for specialist consultancy advice on access improvements has grown, driven partly by legislation and partly by changing social expectations. Today DBA is a multi-disciplinary practice involved with projects ranging from large scale urban and historic landscapes to listed buildings, cultural projects, residential schemes and transport interchanges.

We are one of the few established design practices working in the access field and are distinguished by the fact that our staff includes architectural, landscaping, planning and surveying skills. As recognised experts in the field we contribute to a range of national forums including the Design Council and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). We have written the BSI’s Inclusive Urban Design guide, published in October 2013 and contributed to BS 9266 on housing standards in addition to coordinating an accessible hotels forum.


DBA offers a range of services to support clients, architects, planners and developers throughout the design process, during construction and post occupancy if required. This input contributes to user satisfaction with buildings and landscapes; ensures more elegant access solutions for architects and reduces the risk of non-compliance with statutory duties for building owners.


DBA's services relate directly to the RIBA's Plan of Work. We can be appointed for a single stage or for all stages of a project and beyond. We can be instructed by a building owner or developer or appointed by the architect or project manager. Whatever the choice, our services are most cost-effective when appointed at the early stages of a project.

Access Audits
Design and Access Statements
Access Statements & Building Control
Access from Conception to Completion
Access Handbook
Post Occupancy Reviews
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If you would like to work with us, please fill in the fee proposal enquiry below. If you would like to discuss the project in advance just send an email or phone. We turn around fee enquiries quickly, especially when provided with full details of the brief.

an external view of the London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum, London
An external view of the Design Museum in Kensington, London.

Recent Project 

Design Museum
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on the Design Museum, the Grade 2* listed former Commonwealth Institute with OMA + Allies and Morrison + John Pawson architects which won a RIBA London Award in 2016
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