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The studio opened for business in 2009. It was started by David Bell who had worked previously for Ruddle Wilkinson (Capita) and Broadway Malyan - significant large scale Architectural practices in the UK. 

David has delivered projects across Europe and beyond, ranging from Grade ii Listed Flour Mill residential conversions in Manchester, through to Shopping Centres in Portugal, touristic resorts in Cabo Verde and Health Clubs in Dubai. His particular passions lie in residential leisure and workplace projects.

The 'atelier' (meaning a workshop or studio) was setup to provide a better level of service to clients in both design and delivery stages.

Since 2009 we have grown to a manageable 5 staff, with David remaining fully immersed in the day to day design and delivery of all live projects.

We pride ourselves in helping clients through all RIBA workstages, ensuring that concepts are considered in detail at inception to allow the build process to be as smooth as possible. We can be appointed for concept and planning stages only if required.

We help our clients maximise the value of their property in design terms to ensure return on investment.

We work with clients who wish to push boundaries or simply make best use of the space available.

We help you understand all design and layout options available, and advise throughout the process on best practice and how to maximise potential.

As an RIBA Chartered Practice we act with honesty/integrity, competency and maintain close professional relationships.

We undertake Continuing Professional Development to ensure continual learning within the office, as well as having a Quality Management Process in place to best manage information production and release.

Architects within Atelierdb are registered with which demonstrates that our staff have undertaken the necessary 7 years of study and are allowed by the Royal Institute of British Architects to use the title 'Architect'. 

01 Initial Meeting
Discuss your needs and budget, prepare survey drawings of existing property
02 Feasibility
Formulate brief with client taking into account site, budget and look + feel. Create initial concept sketches and plans for development.
03 Concept Finalisation
Following the submission of the initial document and a meeting with the client, the preferred concept is developed. Creation of a 3d model of your space is provided if required. Once you are happy with the concept we will create planning documents and submit your proposal for pre-planning if required and planning permission.
04 Technical Development
The planning drawings are progressed and coordinated to include structural details and construction information.
We follow the RIBA Workstages which can be found at:


  • absolute pleasureIt has been an absolute pleasure working with Atelierdb from the initial planning and design of the project right through to completion. Not only did they deliver on the brief, they managed to exceed our expectations on what could be done to the space (whilst staying within budget!). The entire process remained stress-free thanks to the ongoing communication between Atelierdb and the building contractor, allowing the project to be completed on time and to a very high standard. Highly recommended.
    danny and lara moody,client, longstaff road, wandsworth
  • design excellencethey supported us during the construction process with clear and concise communication. atelierdb have designed a new kitchen/dining/entertaining area which we love and has surpassed our expectations
    james + jennie lavender,client, skelbrook street
  • repeat clientwe have since moved into a larger property and project and we are now working with atelierdb for the second time.
    carol o'gorman,client, killieser avenue + atkins road
We are an RIBA Chartered Practice. This gives assurances that we fulfill criteria setout by the RIBA for specifics such as employing fully trained Architects, Quality Control processes as well as having Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Our details can be found here:
Atelierdb have completed projects across Central and Greater London in :
Hammersmith & Fulham
Kensington & Chelsea
City of London
We regularly work on projects within Wandsworth, specifically Putney Earlsfield Clapham Balham Tooting and Battersea.
We welcome enquiries from all across the UK and actively seek challenging interesting projects.