D-Lab is Business of the Year 2019!
D-Lab comes out on top once again at local business awards.Business
D-Lab Studios is a community interest company that transforms disused buildings into thriving co-working and maker spaces. Unlike other co-working spaces our residents help shape our educational programs, offer opportunities to local school children, and both receive and offer mentorship to other creative freelancers.
All profits from D-Lab are reinvested into our facilities, eduation, and outreach programs.
A company which exists primarily to benefit a community or with a view to pursuing a social purpose, rather than to make a profit for shareholder.
David Kirkland FRSA RIBA
Founder and Architect
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
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 and Architect
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 K-F-M Architects. As head of workshops he encourages engagement with technological innovation within architectural education.
Program Director and Creative Technologist
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 and a PhD student in Machine Learning.
"D-Lab offered me the opportunity to meet other creatives in my community, find new work, and learn new skills that I can use to develop my portfolio. I love the fact that my desk rental supports young people in the community learn new skills."
Designer and resident | Berkhamsted