David Kirkland FRSA RIBA
Founder and Architect
David is principal architect at the award winning Kirkland Fraser Moor Architects and specialises in education, regenerative 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.
Operations & Community Engagement Director
Linda leads our operations, partnerships, and business development. With extensive experience in the charity sector, Linda thrives on building relationships with institutions & businesses. A real people person in every sense. If there is an event happening at D-lab, Linda will normally have had some involvement in making it happen.
Head of Architecture Programme/Curriculum Delivery. March, ARB/RIBA Part 3 Architect
With 10-year experience in the industry, Basia is passionate about empowering younger generations towards designing regenerative and inclusive architecture. Her past and present collaborations include RIBA, Scale Rule and Open City (Architecture in Schools).
Bora Ali Akturk
Currently undertaking a year out working with D-lab, before entering higher education to study Architecture. He is learning all aspects of the design process from software design to advance model making – with some great models to show for it. Currently runs our popular Virtual Reality club.
Architectural Mentor & curriculum delivery
AA Diploma March ARB/RIBA Part 2 Architect
Valeria grew up in Mexico and studied in London at the Architectural Association. She is passionate about designing towards an adaptive architecture that can change our relationship to the land we buiild on and with each other.