D-Lab work with communities to support creative innovation and social mobility.

The team

D-Lab is a group of architects, designers, and artists developing new ways of stimulating creative innovation on a national scale.

David Kirkland RIBA FRSA

Founder and CEO

David is principle architect at the award winning Kirkland Fraser Moor Architects and specialises in education, sustainable design, and innovation. Prior to
D-Lab, David worked alongside Sir Nicholas Grimshaw where he developed a passion for creative innovation, D-Lab is a continuation of this agenda.
Linda Kirkland FRSA

Operations Director

Linda leads our operations, partnerships and business development. With extensive experience in the charity sector Linda manages our relationships with international institutions and businesses as well as working with our residents on business development and support.
Kenny Fraser RIBA

Head of Workshops

Kenny is an award winning architect and unit master at the Architectural Association. He has worked alongside Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Renzo Piano and is a principle of
Kirkland Fraser Moor Architects. As head of workshops he encourages engagement with technological innovation within architectural education.
Ed Fish

Program Director

Ed is an artist and educator, leading D-Lab's program development and outreach. Ed specialises in creative technology and its application in critical art practice. He is also associate lecturer in Creative Computing at Surrey University.

D-Lab has a nationwide network of mentors and supporters that can help you to develop your craft or business.

Get in touch with us today to speak with one of our mentors or contact us to become a local mentor.

Peter Holdcroft - Product Design
Colin Hunter - Design Thinking
David Kirkland - Architecture
Kenneth Fraser - Architecture
Hugo Hardy - Architecture
Nicola Few - Architecture
Ian Gunter - Interior Design
Sunil Pawar - Graphic Design
Martin Evening - Photography
Ed Fish - Programming (Python / JavaScript / C#)

Mike Macdonald - Photography
Glen Travis - Film Making
Sarah Buttars - Accountancy
Ben Sladden - Business Startup
Martin Warner - Business Startup
Dudley Moor-Radford - Business Startup
John McKenna - Writing to Win Business
Mark Kitson - Marketing
Mike James - Performance Coaching
Anwen Hooson - PR + Writing
Matt Charman - Screen Writing + Film Production

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News and updates

Future Makers: Why making is great for kids

If the benefits of making are great for adults, they’re even greater for children! Here are four ways making can boost your child’s learning, creativity, and confidence.

Carli Fish
June 13, 2018

D-Lab visit Architectural Association

We got a back stage pass to the AA's new digital prototyping lab.

Ed Fish
June 13, 2018

Five reasons coworkers succeed

Research suggests that renting at a coworking space can boost your business and mental health. Find out why.

Carli Fish
February 6, 2019