About Us

Working with you to provide good quality sustainable design

DSH Architects Ltd

 We are Architects, Landscape Architects, Environmental Designers and Conservation Specialists.

Registered with the Architects Registration Board, we are also chartered architects with the Royal Institute of British Architects; we use their     standard management procedures.

 Fully insured, we work on both large and small projects.

 In practice since 1988, we have been at this address since 1999 and a limited company since 2007. We have over 44 years experience (as of July 2020).

 We provide the full range of standard architectural services from initial briefing to final certification; as well as many other specialist services as well. In particular, we have expertise in Landscape Architecture, in Historic Conservation and in Environmental Design.

 We operate both locally in Gloucestershire & globally and have extensive local & multi disciplinary contacts.

 Committed to environmental design, we provide an expert, dedicated and friendly service.

 Our initial consultations are free.


DSH Architects have kept busy through the lockdown.

Currently, we are designing an extension to an old farmhouse that cuts through the Througham Long Barrow, an ancient monument. It may qualify as the oldest inhabited house in England. Alternatively, it might make an excellent wine cellar.


On checking our records, we note that whilst we mostly employ local people, we have had over a dozen different nationalities working here. Additionally, we have been populated by year-out students and work experience pupils from local schools, who have all contributed in one way or another.


Fin Stainer-Hutchins got his joint Photography and Cinematic degree at Leeds Art College. He is now a combat photographer with 43 Commando on HMS Prince of Wales.


Christine Mcdonagh has stood down after many years as company secretary. We wish her the best of luck and many thanks for all her hard work and good advice.

Jeremy Mahony is helping out as Practice Manager.


Pasha Zuniev has had a year out with us and will be returning to UWE in the autumn.

The office is experiencing some quite significant repairs made necessary by the great flood of March 2020. The office is going to look very smart as a result.


We have been appointed by the new owners of the Convent, Woodchester. This marvellous old building has been allowed to fall into disrepair and we are busy undertaking a detailed survey to help determine all the repair work that will be needed to be carried out to bring her back to life.

Tatiana Bohorquez has come to help out an architect. We are pleased and proud to have her as part of the team. 

Following our own brush with Cancer, we acknowledge the brilliant work of the Charity The Maggie's Centre in Cheltenham. They provide free one-to-one help and information which is invaluable and are unquestionably deserving of all the support they can get. Incidentally, all Maggie Centres are designed by well-known architects to a very high standard.

D Stainer-Hutchins Architects Ltd. 5 Bridge Street, Nailsworth, Stroud, Glos GL6 0AA

01453 839121         info@dstainer-hutchinsarchitects.co.uk