Local Community

Corporate Responsibility


Many of our staff are members of several local bodies, including;


  • Dorset Chamber of Commerce
  • Christchurch and East Dorset Borough Council Design Panel
  • Poole Borough Council Agents and Developers Working Group
  • Arts University Bournemouth and University of Bath Mentoring Scheme
  • Blandford Civic Society
  • Bournemouth Borough Council Design Panel
  • RIBA Dorset
  • RIBA 'Ask the Architect' at Homebuilding and Renovating



WDA also offer pro bono professional support to selected charities and projects. These currently include;


  • Blandford Railway Arches Trust
  • Blandford Art Centre

We are also proud to regularly support the following charities;




With a programme of work placements and work experience for school children, WDA assist the personal and professional development of future generations. They experience working in a fun and professional office, learn how to use 3D modelling software and CAD and are often taken onto construction sites. Western Design Architects regularly visit local schools to give inspiring talks and assist in design workshops.  We also mentor University students and employ RIBA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 students and actively support them throughout their studies and examinations.




Using our expertise and reputation, we seek to proactively make a positive difference to local communities, raise awareness of causes and encourage community spirit.


The practice and staff are encouraged to participate in a wide range of community affairs, with many supporting charities and sitting on local boards and governing bodies.