Francesco Della Valle
Francesco qualified at Portsmouth University School of Architecture in 2000. Since then, he has gained considerable experience having previously worked for Pearce Group Architects in Bristol, M+W Zander in Chippenham and a local architects practice in Somerset. Francesco is a fully qualified architect, registered with both the ARB (Architects Registration Board) and a chartered member of the RIBA.
Fran has been a Director and owner of the practice with his wife Nikki since its inception in 2010, and works alongside the team to help deliver each project. He is heavily involved throughout all stages of each job, from the initial consultation to completion of the project.
Nicola Della Valle
Nicola qualified at the University of the West of England (UWE) with a degree in Biology and later gained a PhD in Immunology in 2004.
She has been involved with property development and business management for many years, as well as co-running the Practice.
Richard joined the Practice in early 2014 having previously worked at Boon Brown Architects, BTA Architects and Philip Proctor Associates.
He obtained his Part 2 MArch in Architecture from Dundee University in 2010. In September 2017 he took his final professional exams at Bath University and passed to become a fully qualified Architect.
Jonathan joined the team at Della Valle Architects in mid 2015 after working in London for over 10 years. With experience on residential, community and commercial projects of varying sizes, he has been involved at all stages of the architectural process.
After studying Architecture, he specialised with an MA in urban design, before making the move West. Jonathan takes great pleasure in understanding the context of a project in order to inform the aesthetic and technical design process.
Peter joined the practice in April 2016 from a local architects practice in Corsham. He has 15 years experience in architecture after obtaining his BA(Hons) degree from Portsmouth University in 2001. He has previously worked in the residential sector on projects in Bath and the surrounding areas and spends most of his time producing surveys and planning applications.
He has a keen interest in sustainable and energy efficient construction techniques with experience of Passivhaus design.
Steven joined the practice in October 2017 after spending the previous year as a freelance Architectural Designer. He has worked in this field for the past 9 years in the Bristol area, after finishing a degree at Bath University in Chemistry and LCGI Chemical research.
He is experienced in all aspects of the planning process and has fitted in well with the rest of the team.
Lily Della Valle
Lily is the most important person in the Practice! Lily is our chief smiler. She excels in folding drawings, making coffees and tidying the office.
We strive to exceed our clients' expectations by providing a professional yet friendly service which can be delivered promptly and efficiently. Della Valle Architects are customer focused with all projects being overseen by a director from conception to completion.
We provide services to the general public, private and commercial clients throughout the South-West of England.