Formed by David Gibson in 1986, the practice is currently nine strong. Our collective experience ranges from conservation/contemporary intervention to the new build of private residences, and the redefinition of retail and commercial spaces- all having the quality of the built environment as primary concern.
David Gibson had previously been an associate with first, Colin St John Wilson (working on the British Library Team), then with Alex Gordon and Partners. Prior to this he had worked as a freelance conservation consultant/architect and Julian Harrap Architects and with James Stirling.
Rob Hughes has been an associate of DGA since 1992, having previously worked with Kasabov Associates and with Douglas Stephen and Partners.
In addition to the professional achievements of the practice, David Gibson has been a member of the Islington's Conservation Advisory Committee for over twenty years and has served for five years as a professional advisor to the planning committee. On behalf of the Islington Society, he has co-ordinated their respected local awards scheme, the Geoffrey Gribble Award, whose brief is to recognise works of conservation whose impact is deemed to have had the greatest beneficial effect on the local environment.
Both David and Rob have had extensive teaching experience at the Bartlett School of Architecture.