DBA team photo taken in front of the Foundling Museum in London
David Bonnett established his access consultancy on completion of his PhD in Independent Living in 1994. David Bonnett qualified as an architect in 1976 and established his access consultancy in 1994. His childhood experience of disability gave him an early appreciation of the barriers created by buildings.
Since the practice was established the demand for access has grown, driven partly by legislation and partly by changing social expectations. As recognised experts in the field we contribute to a range of national forums including the Design Council and the British Standards Institute.
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 Stirling Prize-winning Bloomberg London and historic gems such as Nevill Holt Opera, in Leicestershire.
We offer 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.
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