We were founded in 2008. Our purpose was not to take over the world but produce good architecture and sensible solutions to everyday problems.
We are ADA: architects, designers, space planners, problem solvers.
We work hard to ensure an attention to detail, an understanding of our buildings and reinventing the way we practice to respond to the world around us.
We believe we are on a journey which has only just begun.
Built on Integrity
We work with people and aim to build our relationships through trust and respect. We understand our clients put huge faith in us to care for their buildings and believe in listening to others.
Passion for a Difference
We value a sense of achievement and like to be recognised for achieving the best. We love what we do and like to make a difference.
We like to solve problems both small and big from the design of a handle to the layout of a building. Whatever the scale we aim to go beyond the simple solution to push for the best design.
Our team shape our values.
Andrew Dobson Director
Andrew Dobson - Director
Andrew was trained in Cambridge and Sheffield Universities. He worked for many years, mainly on commercial properties, with an established firm of architects in London. Driven by a desire to shape his own future, he decided to set up Andrew Dobson Architects. His practice is split between commercial and residential projects. He enjoys discussing ideas with his clients and interpreting their needs and preferences in order to create the perfect environment for them to live and work.
Francesca Noli Architect
Francesca Noli - Architect
Francesca is an Italian from Sardinia, or a Sardinian from Italy! Before joining ADA, Francesca worked on private residential projects and interiors both in the UK and Italy. She enjoys discovering people’s differing needs and is driven by a passion to find solutions to the most demanding challenges. She is fastidious about every detail: detail is the defining glory of architecture. She is both innovative and pragmatic, her ideas weave a fine Italian sense of design into a relaxing place to live. Francesca loves home life and enjoys the gastronomic pleasures.
Maria Sfaellou Architect
Maria Sfaellou – Architect
Maria joined ADA in 2013. She has previously worked in large scale commercial and hospitality projects including buildings in China and Greece. In her designs, she creatively uses the space specifications and brief constraints to create bespoke solutions that will fulfil the client's needs and desires. Maria has also been a Design Tutor in Brighton University (2009-2012) and has researched the way people perceive and interact with space in big cities. She has exhibited her findings at architectural events including UCL.
Andrea Bedoya Architectural Assistant
Andrea Bedoya – Architectural Assistant
Andrea is a proud Colombian with a passion for good coffee and fine food. She moved to London in 2008 and studied Interior Architecture at the University of Westminster. Before joining ADA, she worked in her family’s small business engaged in building, refurbishing and decorating private properties. This was fertile ground for her to develop her skills at interpreting her clients’ needs into practical ideas. She is fascinated by the way a person’s mood is influenced by light, design, space and colour. Architecture and design are the corner stones of a better world, she believes.
Antony Lin Architectural Assistant
Antony Lin – Architectural Assistant
Antony was trained at De Montfort University, Leicester, focusing on academic works concerning architecture in the public domain. On graduation, he worked in several London architectural practices mostly in North and Central London. He joined ADA in 2016, assisting the practice on a range of residential and commercial projects. He likes understanding buildings and how they work. Before joining ADA, Antony followed his love of cycling by travelling through 18 countries across Europe and Asia in eight months.
Carolina Corcella Architectural Assistant
Carolina Corcella – Architectural Assistant
Carolina comes from Southern Italy and graduated at the Polytechnic Architecture School of Milan before moving to London in 2013. In UK, she worked on interiors design in residential projects for an Italian luxury brand. Since joining ADA, she has developed her skills in planning and construction by working on a wide range of residential projects. Carolina loves animals and likes feeling fit; she spends much of her leisure time in the gym or on the tennis court.
Hannah Butler Office accountant
Hannah Butler – Office accountant
Following a long career in International stockbroking Hannah took a career break to bring up her two daughters. Looking for something that would keep her mentally engaged whilst giving her the flexibility to work around family life Hannah used her financial nous to retrain in the management of company accounts. Being a fan of beautiful things working with ADA satisfies not only her love of numbers but of all things creative.
We work in an open plan office and encourage debate and discussion in our bid to find the ultimate solution to any problem. We work in small teams to find that creative difference that appeals to our clients both private and commercial. Our door is always open and everyone is welcome.
Andrew Dobson Architects are not currently recruiting, but are always interested in meeting talented candidates who share ADA’s values. If you are interested in joining our team, please email your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVs will be held on file if positions become available.