Award-winning practice Dominic McKenzie Architects has been based in Islington for over 10 years- working on contemporary renovations and extensions within the constraints of Islington’s Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings.
Dominic McKenzie Architects won ‘Best Residential’ project in the 2021 Homes and Gardens Awards.
DMA was founded in 2011 by architect Dominic McKenzie. Before setting up his own practice, Dominic gained many years of award-winning architecture experience: including the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Accordia housing project in Cambridge.
Since then the awards and recognition have continued:
Practice director Dominic McKenzie has lived in Islington for twenty years. His children go to school in Islington and the architectural practice is based here. He says: “On my daily commute I bump into people I know, see some beautiful buildings, places and some interesting shops. It’s like living in a fantastic urban village – there are very few parts of London are as nice as Islington”.
An architect will see opportunities for your property and know how to go about realising them – through planning, listed building applications and then construction. Hopefully, they will create something way beyond what you had expected.
Not all architects are the same. You need an architect with a track record of working creatively within the constraints of the local area. We know Islington’s houses, streets, Conservation Areas and planning department very well.
DMA’s designs are contemporary and concept-led, but are always sensitive to the architectural context in which they are constructed. Our work reflects modern ways of living, while still being respectful of the historic building or setting. Each project we work on is the result of close collaboration between us and our clients
Our process is smooth for the client while offering a world-class creative solution. If you get in touch with us we will find a time to come and see your property, and take the time to understand exactly what your vision for it is.
From the outset of the project, we work closely with our clients at every stage to agree on the fine details. When the project starts, we design, plan, visualise, draw-up and discuss the scheme with you. Once we are happy with the design approach, we present the proposals to the local authority in the form of drawings and written descriptions.
Following planning permission, or listed building consent, we develop the detailed Construction Information for a project, tender it to builders and execute the project all the way through to completion, working closely with you and other consultants, contractors throughout the process.
During construction, we follow the progress of the work, responding to queries from the site and adjusting the designs as necessary to meet site conditions. Finally, we visit the site to compile a list of snags and ensure the final build meets our design standards.
If you have an architecture project in Islington that you need help with, feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to explore ideas with you and arrange a site visit.