David Grindley Architects



David Grindley set up the practice in 1992 with the commission for Cippenham Medical Centre .

Soon after David formed a partnership with Trevor Denton following his move back into practice after a number of years as Professor of Architecture at Herriot Watt University. The following ten years of practice saw the completion of significant projects such as the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield University (see education and workplace) and numerous high profile competition submissions.

In 2002 the practice became David Grindley Architects with Trevor continuing his involvement as consultant with a particular interest in large scale projects.

Family Practice

David's eldest son Robert and his wife Emma Grindley joined the practice in 2002. Prior to their move to DGA Emma worked for RMJM in London, with Robert gaining experience with two practices, Hubert-Jan Henket and Architectenbureau Koen Van Velsen in the Netherlands.

Paul Grindley trained as an architect in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Cardiff and gained valuable experience in London with Patel Taylor Architects before joining the practice in 2006.

In 2005 plans to rebuild and extend the office received planning permission. Paul took on the project management for the new build and in the summer of 2006 the practice moved into new office space. In 2007 the design for the office received an RIBA regional award (see education and workplace).

Joint Venture

In 2005 the practice formed a joint venture partnership with Robert de Grey and his practice the Architecture Studio also based in Milton Keynes.

David and Robert de Grey previously worked together as DIrectors at Denton Tunley Scott Associates The joint venture between the two practices was set up to undertake larger commissions and has successfully worked together on projects such as The National Bowl redevelopment (see community and culture).