DOVE architecture & interiors are a RIBA chartered architects and interior design practice in Cheshire. A vibrant and growing company with an impressive reputation to equal its high standard of design. DOVE have a wealth of experience in a variety of projects of all scales & budgets working throughout Cheshire, the Northwest and Wales. From small scale house plans, planning applications, right through to large new builds & commercial projects. DOVE will listen to your needs and dreams and present you with inspirational design solutions that you can envisage through their state of the art 3D drawings.
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 in its nature, 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 context and environment of the setting.
Working regularly with a number of local developers and companies to ensure that their vision is followed through from inception to completion. We can offer as little or as much assistance as required be it a quick feasibility study to test out a site, to ensuring your new office building is delivered on time and budget.
DOVE architecture & interiors Ltd is a vibrant and dedicated 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 multimillion pound housing and commercial schemes. We work throughout Cheshire, the Northwest, North Wales and The Isle of Man.
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. However, her love of the North and rural Cheshire brought her home to set up DOVE architecture.
She was joined at DOVE in 2013 by her husband James Morris and together they have developed the company into what it is today – a highly regarded design led studio, with a good reputation amongst the local planning authorities and builders.
DOVE has extensive experience of working with both contemporary and traditional buildings and have a particular interest and knowledge base in working with listed buildings. 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.
Skilled at producing beautiful designs, both interior and architecture, under a variety of budgets, styles, timeframes and needs. DOVE guide their clients through every phase of the design process and are committed to cultivating valued relationships, helping clients to exceed their vision. DOVE’s passion for design and good service is reflected in the attention to detail given to each project undertaken.
Meet the Team
Derry Vaughan Edwards
DIRECTOR BA, DIPARCH RIBA
Derry Vaughan Edwards is founding director of DOVE architecture & interiors, forming in 2011. Derry has over 15 years design experience, working in both Cheshire and Surrey for highly regarded practices. At DOVE Derry is the key director looking after new business, design ethos, planning strategy and on site works. Derry has significant experience in working with listed buildings, most recently having achieved Listed Building Consent for new dwellings on the site of Lymm Hall, a Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Derry Has a love of the Cheshire countryside where she lives with her husband James and their three children; that frequently drive her to drink!
DIRECTOR BA (HONS)
James Morris joined DOVE architecture & interiors in 2012. James has over 17 years of experience working for architectural practices both in the North West and Surrey. His experience ranges from working on large commercial schemes in central London, to ecclesiastical buildings in rural Surrey and high-end residential. James is the key director for technical delivery, ensuring all projection information is produced to a high standard and consistent quality. Ensuring that design ethos established through the concept stage runs through to the technical drawings.
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.
James is a keen gardener, most recently creating a 1.5 acre garden from a field, and what better way to relax in the garden than a nice cold beer!
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER BA (HONS)
Carly qualified as an Interior Designer in 2005 and has over 12 years design experience. Specialising in retail and residential sectors, Carly is an experienced and innovative designer striving to create unique interiors focusing on functionality and solutions. Skilled at producing beautiful designs under a variety of budgets, styles, and timeframes, Carly forges valued relationships with clients that allow her to truly exceed their expectations.
Carly’s greatest loves in life are her family (obviously), architecture and design (tick) travelling to new places and animals -most notably dogs (and rescues at those!). Carly is still trying to decide which is easier to train – an ex Cypriot, food mad, hunting dog or 2 strong willed young girls? The jury is out and so is the Gin!
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