“… Giving the mundane its beautiful due”

We aim to produce beautiful buildings from our immersion in the arts and, contemporary architecture.

We are drawn to the palimpsest of place. Like us, this is a product of layers of heritage; Like us, contributing productively to the future of our places. It seems logical to us that our projects share not only this clarity of purpose but, also a sensitivity and delight in the concept of place commonly described by architects as, ‘context’.

We believe our contexts can be eloquent extensions of who we are. As individuals, as communities, as an inclusive society. We seek to nourish this idea in our projects, by applying what drew us to our vocation in the first place; The authenticity of, “… a good thing, well made”.

Our methodology begins with a focus on the end users.

Architectural work involves significant cost and, will endure in the world for years at a time. Projects demand solid planning, followed by the investment of time, money, intelligence, effort and, craft. Our expertise distils17 years of rarefied knowledge, experience and, training. We enjoy accompanying clients one step at a time, along this journey.

ArchitectureDoingPlace is an RIBA Chartered Practice.


David Ogunmuyiwa B.Sc(hons), BArch(hons), DipArch(UCL) RIBA ARB is an architect, lecturer and writer.

He is noted for his origins as a housing officer; Both for housing associations and, in some of London’s most challenged boroughs (including Lambeth, Southwark and Tower Hamlets) before training as an architect; Helping to deliver highly decorated schemes including for housing, education and, the arts.

Prior to founding ArchitectureDoingPlace, he was successful in carrying out pivotal roles up to associate level, on delicate projects including RIBA award-winning schemes.

He is an expert on the delivery of infill regeneration, in deprived environments with diverse stakeholders. Combining the grounding gathered at respected London practices, Burrell Foley Fischer LLP, Karakusevic Carson and, DSDHA with his background, to inform specialisms in housing, urban design, education and the arts.

He teaches architecture to MArch level, at Portsmouth University, Central Saint Martins and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

He has practiced architecture in the UK and the Middle East.

He is an alumni of the Clore Foundation’s Cultural Leadership Programme, aimed at strengthening leadership across the arts.