About Us

Meet the team

As an RIBA Chartered Architects Practice we are able to tailor our service to your requirements and our friendly professional approach helps deal with the complex issues which arise during the planning, design and construction process. We work closely with other building professionals such as engineers and specialist craftsmen, builders and suppliers to provide a comprehensive and economic design package.

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David Jenkins

Director

Born in the North East, David travelled south to study at Brighton School of Architecture and had work experience in London and York before settling in Sussex. His post graduate thesis project was awarded a distinction.

The restoration of the Grade 2* Rotherfield Hall Estate completed during his time with an East Sussex practice was a significant project and helped to define a direction of high quality design and careful building. He has continued to develop his interest working with listed buildings and has undertaken courses including the RIBA Conservation Course. David started the practice in 1995 working on residential, community and commercial projects in Sussex.

David has always enjoyed improving properties. An early ‘self build’ project involved converting and extending a listed Mission Chapel into a family home. He has undertaken various alteration and extensions projects at his current house, creating a modern home looking out over the High Weald AONB towards the Ashdown Forest.

He enjoys time with his grandchildren which keeps him active. An interest in photography means he takes lots of pictures when he is out and about. He enjoys all types of music and sang tenor with the Brighton Festival Chorus taking part in performances at Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. He currently sings with Sussex Chorus.

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Robert Vickers

Associate Architect

Robert joined David Jenkins Design in 2017 and became an Associate in 2018. He enjoys the creative dialogue with clients, and leading projects from concept through to completion on site. Previous experience in both small and large architectural practices have enabled him to develop a balanced skill set with an understanding of commercial development and aspirational high quality and bespoke projects for private clients.

Growing up in Lichfield, a historic city with a Cathedral, Robert was inspired by architecture from an early age. He studied at the University of Portsmouth and has 15 years postgraduate experience in architectural practices in Birmingham, Bristol and the South. Project experience has included bespoke and sustainable one-off houses, residential developments and mixed use regeneration projects across the South East, London and Bath. Robert has been developing upon earlier Conservation sector experience by attending the RIBA Conservation Course and is listed as ‘Conservation Registrant’ on the RIBA Register.

When he is not in the office, Robert is kept busy by his two young children(!) and enjoys some hands-on DIY renovating his family home. He enjoys ‘the great outdoors’, exploring the Sussex countryside on foot and bicycle. Pursuits further afield include backpacking along the South-West Coast Path in Cornwall and Devon, and the West Highland Way in Scotland.

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Angharad Webber

Architectural Assistant

Angharad joined the practice in 2015, she studied architecture at University of Brighton and gained a Distinction for her thesis project; where she took a hands-on approach through material exploration and model making, to resolve her designs. She is currently working and studying towards her professional practice qualifications. In the office Angharad works on every stage of an architectural project from initial conception to construction and completion, which allows her to provide a continuous service to clients throughout the project’s process. Although Angharad is passionate about drawing, she does not shy away from visiting sites and finds overseeing projects at construction stage the most rewarding.

Outside of the office she enjoys going to the theatre and travelling to draw inspiration from diverse cultures and landscapes.

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Zenida Fernandes

Architectural Assistant

Zenida is our new Part 1 architectural assistant, joined us in 2023, after graduating from the University of Brighton with a first-class honour’s degree. Zenida works on different RIBA stages, but she particularly enjoys drawing sketch schemes because it allows her to be creative and imaginative. She also finds it enjoyable to go on site visit because it helps her to broaden her understanding on the built environment.

In her free time, Zenida enjoys exploring new countries and places as well as trying out new cuisines and capturing memories.

Testimonials

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