More than just a workspace.

D-Lab Studios is a community interest company with a mission to foster creative innovation and co-creation within communities. Through mentoring & open access maker facilities we are helping to prepare the next generation of creative professionals for the future economy.

All profits from D-Lab are reinvested into our facilities, eduation, and outreach programs.

Community Interest Company: 

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.

The Team

D-Lab is a collective of architects, designers, and developers who are passionate about social mobility and inclusivity within the creative industries.

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

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 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.

Ed Fish

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.

Latest awards
Dacorum Business Heroes of the year 2019
Dacorum Skills Hero Award 2019
BDCC Business of the year 2018
Blog and social

D-Lab is Business of the Year 2019!

D-Lab comes out on top once again at local business awards.

Ed Fish
February 6, 2019

D-Lab fights back against fast fashion

You'll be shocked to discover the environmental impact of just one cheap t-shirt.

Emma Moor-Radford
February 6, 2019

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 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."

Olly Murphy
Designer and resident | Berkhamsted

Find us

Just a 10 minute walk from Berkhamsted station.

8 -12 Clarence Rd Depot


01442 864 673