About Us

Established in 2011, by David De La Mare, DLM Architects are a multi award winning RIBA chartered practice. David has always been drawn to residential architecture because of the personal collaboration between architect and client, the relationships formed and emotional investment that develops over the duration of a project. We work closely with all our clients to design exceptional buildings.


Since the practice was established, it has grown to become one of the most highly recognised Architectural practices in the Channel Islands, winning multiple, prestigious architectural awards.

In 2023, DLM were shortlisted for the AJ Architecture awards for the Bathing Pool. We have had a fantastic start to 2024, having made the shortlist for the RIBA regional awards for the Bathing Pools. We have also had seven projects shortlisted for the Guernsey Design Awards. 

Intelligent Design

Our approach to each project is unique and is informed by context, siting and a clear understanding of the clients brief and ambitions. Our bespoke projects reflect our extensive experience in creating architecture that meets the needs of our clients.

The shared ethos of our team is to develop high quality progressive architecture that embraces heritage and challenges convention, identifying a balance between character and intelligent design, and therefore maximising the potential of your project.

Attention to Detail

We take great pride in our work, and are passionate about the quality of every single aspect we present to our client.  Each building we create is crafted around the unique set of conditions dictated by its context, use, and budget. We believe that in good architecture, even the smallest details have meaning and purpose.


We work closely with all our clients to design exceptional buildings, anything from small renovations to bespoke homes, housing developments and commercial projects. We understand the value and importance of creating spaces that are not only beautiful but are functional and enhance our clients daily lives.



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