Specialist Ageing and Dementia Architects

Improving lives and reducing care costs

DDS Architects provide specialised design, consultancy and training services. We use design elements, such as lighting, colour, acoustics, layout and spatial design to create ‘enabling environment’ for older people and those living with dementia, whilst also reducing health and care costs.


Research shows design interventions helps individuals function better in the ‘home’ and or care environment; allowing them to live with greater independence and improve their health and wellbeing. Design interventions also reduce the pressures on carers and families.

#understandstandtogether Conference

Today our community supports #dementia and are standing together to create a more inclusive society for people living with dementia, #cognitive and or sensory impairments. More than 120 key stakeholders attended our conference, which aimed to make West Berkshire a more inclusive environment, whilst also reducing health and social care.

“I am delighted to have chaired the day and to be appointed chairman of the West Berkshire DAA. A big thank you to all the volunteers in the DAA who made the day possible.” – Greg Walsh

Let us remove the obstacles in the way of doing the right thing.

Read the Understand Stand Together report – click here to read.

An ‘enabling environment’ is one which is designed to take into account the cognitive, sensory and physical impairment that are associated with older age living and or other impairments. Implementing design successfully can assist individuals in leading full and independent lives. In contrast poorly designed environments create stress, confusion, disorientation, and at their worst disable people.