We have an established client base within Dorset and the South of England, including national and local developers, local housing authorities, and private clients. Reassuringly, we have very strong links with the local authorities, and have considerable experience in negotiating planning applications, including deputations to planning committees and assisting in appeals. In addition, we have a proven track record for gaining planning permission nationwide, even for very challenging sites. David James Architects can provide a unique and thoughtful design solution that is tailored to each individual site. We enjoy creating a happy and long lasting relationship with our clients and always aspire to achieve the highest standards in all areas. As a practice we are very proud to have a large proportion of architects, and we are registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and have Chartered RIBA practice status.

We offer our services across the South, including Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth, Hampshire and Southampton.


“I’ve had the privilege of working with the David James Architects team and a number of their clients. DJA’s clients always discuss their experiences as extremely positive, with everything from planning and conception, through to detailing, taken care of to the highest standards, on time and in budget.”

Stuart Cox, Stuart Cox Photography