The practice has a wide experience including Retail, Health Centres, Residential Care Homes, Industry and both Public and Private Housing.
KDA was an established practice in Eastwood Nottinghamshire where we completed numerous contracts in all types of project.
In 2003 Keith Dicken re established KDA in Taunton Somerset, where he worked for Somerset College teaching construction and he wrote a Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction for Plymouth University.
Principal Architect, Keith Dicken started work in Architects offices in 1966 and has worked for George Wimpey Ltd, Co-Op Wholesale, Boots Company(Nottingham) Ltd and Ashfield District Council as well as two small Private Practices before establishing KDA in 1982.
Keith is a registered architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
KDA is a Chartered Practice, a quality assurance scheme administered by the RIBA for the benefit of clients.
Members of the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), KDA take sustainability and construction details seriously.
KDA have always prepared their own heat loss calculations as part of the on going design but in recent years this has progressed to the preparation of SAP calculations.
Keith Dicken was traiined as a building techician by George Wimpey Ltd.
Health and Safety has always been an issue with the practice. "it's a matter of good practice and sometimes self preservation".
Keith is a qualified CDM Co-ordinator and member of the Association for Project Safety (APS).
04/07/2011 by Sam22
I'd recommend Keith to anyone, He's a brilliant architect and easy to work with. He's been working as an architect for many years yet still seems passionate about it. I'd write more but I'd recommend paying him a visit in Taunton and taking a look at his house. you won't be disappointed.
KDA annually supports SHELTER and "Architect in the House".