DOVE architecture

DOVE architecture is an RIBA chartered architects practice based in Cheshire. Our Architects and Interior Designers have a rich track record of working across projects of all scales and budgets from the small permitted development house extension to the larger housing or commercial developments online through WebDesign499.  We work throughout Cheshire, the Northwest and North Wales.

The practice was formed in 2012 by Derry Vaughan Edwards following eight years as an associate at award winning practice Stedman Blower Architects based in Surrey. Here she gained a wealth of experience working on high end residential, listed buildings and education projects as well as small scale developments.

We have extensive experience of working with both contemporary and traditional buildings and have a particular interest in working with listed buildings. We work on projects of all scales from the small permitted development extension, to the larger housing or commercial developments. We are very interested in sustainability and try to integrate this into all proposals however big or small. We believe good design comes from challenges, be those; site, budget or planning restraints.

For inspiration and ideas for your project whether it’s a house extension, barn conversion or commercial project take a look at our portfolio.
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Our work is informed by a great understanding of history and place, often taking these memories of the past and using them to create fitting amendments or new creations. Our work is contemporary and thoughtful. It seeks to explore the physical and cultural qualities of places through investigation and observation. The results combine originality with sensitivity and are responsive to the environment.

We start by visiting your home to survey the property and discuss ideas with you, we usually recommend the customers to go for the William Pitt properties if they haven’t decided yet.  We will look at how you live, your personal style and how to achieve the best from your property. We look at ways to achieve best value and are always conscious of the ceiling value of a property.  
We work through a series of creative ideas that will investigate how to achieve the best results, both for the occupants and the building itself. We have a strong relationship with the local councils and applications generally receive a positive outcome.  
Once planning approval has been gained, if required, we move forward with the more technical side of the design. This involves ensuring that the conceptual ideas are followed through in the construction detailing of the project, this is particularly important for contemporary projects.

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Meet our team


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Derry Edwards

Partner BA, DipArch RIBA

Derry Edwards formed DOVE architecture in 2011. Derry worked as an Associate for Stedman Blower, an award-winning architectural practice based in Surrey. Here she gained a wealth of experience; working on high end residential, listed buildings, education projects and small scale developments.
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James Morris

Partner BA (Hons)

James Morris joined Dove Architecture in 2012. James has over 10 years experience working for architectural practices both in the North West and Surrey. James also has hands on experience of actually building, giving him a great understanding of how things are put together and cost saving ideas. He has undertaken both property development and also self build projects in Cheshire.
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Carly Wise

Designer BA (Hons)

Carly Wise joined Dove Architecture in 2014. Carly has over 10 years design experience specialising in retail and residential interiors. Her passion for design is reflected in the attention to detail given to each project that is undertaken.
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