More than just a workspace

Through mentoring & open access maker facilities we are helping to prepare the next generation of creative professionals for the future economy.
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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
Connecting People through Technology Winner 2021
Dacorum Business Heroes of the Year 2019
Dacorum Skills Hero Award 2019
BDCC Business of the Year 2018