The Team

We are a strong, passionate team of ambitious architects and designers who share a desire to design and deliver responsive and progressive architecture. We believe authentic architecture is born from a collaborative partnership built on trust and respect. We are all dedicated to each and every client and it is important we build close relationships to understand your personal lifestyle and routines. The varied expertise and life experience within our team provides a range of perspectives to apply to each project. We are all involved in every project, we work together, we listen, we learn, we challenge, we consider and together we find the best solution.

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David De La Mare

Director and Chartered Architect

BA (HONS) DIPARCH RIBA

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David Radford

Technical Director

ACIAT

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Simon Cottell

Chartered Architect

BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA

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James Hookway

Chartered Architectural Technologist

BA (HONS) MCIAT

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Daisy Sherwill

Chartered Architectural Technologist

MCIAT

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Tom Gaudion

Part II Architectural Assistant

BSC (HONS) M.ARCH

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Emily Squire

Marketing & Office Manager

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Coco

Internal Critic

BA(HONS) Barkitecture

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David De La Mare

David established DLM Architects in 2011 and is proud to be one of the few Chartered Architecture practices in Guernsey. He is a member of the RIBA, the ARB, a council member of the GSA. In 2003 he graduated from Kingston University with First Class Honours and was awarded runner up in the prestigious international RIBA Presidents Medal, before returning to Guernsey to work on various projects at a local chartered architecture practice. David received Distinction for RIBA Part 2 at London Metropolitan University and once again shortlisted for the RIBA Presidents Medal. During this time he assisted in the successful submission of several international competitions, including the Norwegian Concert Hall and State Library in Bodo. In 2009 David achieved Chartered status with a Distinction in RIBA Part 3 delivering a £20m commercial sports centre as lead project architect. David's work aspires to push architectural boundaries and challenge tradition, driven by quality and detail. He explores ways to integrate sustainable architecture with the use of natural, reclaimed and conventional materials utilising progressive fabrication techniques. He drives the practice's ethos to enhance our built environment whilst respecting the impact it has on our planet and beautiful Island.

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David Radford

DLM Architects newest member of the team having joined in October 2019. Having achieved his HNC in Construction and the Built Environment with the College of Further Education, David now has over 16 years’ experience in the architectural industry working on a wide range of projects from residential extensions & alterations, new builds, large developments and complex commercial projects. David enjoys the technical design aspect of projects, which entails working closely with clients, Building Control and Contractors throughout the detailed design, tendering and construction processes. David’s technical knowledge and understanding of the complex Building Regulations ensure all our projects are robustly designed to the highest standards.

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Simon Cottell

Simon is a Chartered Architect with over 20 years post qualification experience, he is a member of the RIBA and ARB and has been a council member of the GSA for many years. Simon has worked on a number of high profile local and national award-winning projects on the island, a particular highlight being a category winner of the RIBA Downland Prize in 2004. With considerable experience of working on historic building restorations and refurbishments, as well as designing highly contemporary new build homes and extensions, Simon’s particular interest is in breathing new life into old buildings by blending contemporary with historic. He has a strong belief in working to true sustainability principles, working closely with enlightened clients to ensure their wishes are realised to their best potential, with the least environmental impact. He is one of the first architects in the island to have designed and built projects using Strawbales, Hemplime, unfired clay and Cross-Laminated timber, amongst others, and is always looking for ways to marry natural materials with modern methods of construction to create healthy, harmonious and contemporary environments, fit for 21st Century living.

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James Hookway

At the beginning of 2016, James joined the team at DLM Architects. Having graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2010 and acquiring RIBA Part 1, James returned to the island to acquire some professional experience in the Architectural field. Following a placement with one of the island’s largest contractors and 4 years with another local architectural practice, James attained Chartered Membership with CIAT in 2015. From a young age, James has always been keen on being involved within the world of architecture, fortified by his various travels around the world from North America to Japan. A large interest in computer technology led to his particular enthusiasm for 3D modelling and digital design, in which he takes pride in producing quality and accurate visuals, whilst constantly refining his process, in order to help clients, contractors and planners better understand design proposals. With an enthusiastic and friendly approach, James strives to continue developing his knowledge and skill within the field.

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Daisy Sherwill

DLM Architects welcomed Daisy to the team at the beginning of 2018. Having achieved her HNC with Distinction in Construction and the Built Environment with the College of Further Education, Daisy has also gained over 8 years’ experience working at other local architectural practices. Daisy has always had an enthusiastic interest in the industry, and throughout the years has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from residential extension and refurbishment, to new builds and larger developments. With a keen knowledge in 3D modelling software, Daisy enjoys producing detailed conceptual visuals which she believes are essential in supporting the understanding and progression of complex projects.

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Tom Gaudion

Tom joined DLM Architects in 2014 after completing his RIBA Part I studies at the Welsh School of Architecture, bringing with him a high level of presentation skills to the practice. During the early years of DLM Tom worked on The Glade, La Frêne, and Mount Durand. In 2015 Tom returned to the WSA to complete his RIBA Part II studies, completing a a thesis that focussed on the tectonic language of materials and place, and their relationships to buildings. After completing his Masters degree Tom rejoined the team in 2016, where he now works towards completing his RIBA Part III, and fully qualifying as a Chartered Architect. Day to day Tom works on a variety of projects engaging with all work stages, with an emphasis on design concepts and development. Tom also manages our in house visualisations and online content, constantly striving to improve the way we do things and the quality of information we offer our clients.

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Emily Squire

Emily joined the team in May 2018, working part time. Her primary role is to organise and support the team in all marketing, financial, administrative and general office management matters, as well ensuring office caffeine and biscuit quotas are maintained at satisfactory levels.

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Coco

Coco is a key part of day-to-day life in the studio. Her roles include paper shredding, greeting the postman and welcoming visitors. Most importantly she reminds us that sometimes we just need to take a moment, take things a little less seriously, and have some fun.