David Llewelyn Darkin
BA(Hons) Dip.Arch Dip. Prac ARB RIBA
Business Owner & Architect

Education & Qualifications

2008 Birmingham City University: Diploma in Business Management & Practice Administration

2007 University of Portsmouth: Diploma in Architecture

2004 University of Portsmouth: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


2020-Present: Guest Speaker, Coventry University School of Architecture

2019: Member of The Welsh Government Technical Review Panel on Changes to Building Regulations Part F & L

2017-Present: Guest Lecturer, UWTSD School of Architecture

2016-19 Chair: RSAW West Wales Branch

2012 RIBA Awards Shortlisting Judge

2009-2017 Mentor: Cardiff University School of Architecture

2008-Present Darkin Architects, Llanelli: Business Owner & Architect

As Director and Architect, David has driven the practice forward, promoting excellence in Design and professional working practices. In 2014, Darkin Architects were awarded Best LABC Partnership of the year thanks to David's hard work and professional manner.

2007-2008 Capita Architecture, Birmingham: Architect

Project Sectors included Residential, Commercial, Education, Retail, Justice, Leisure, Workspace, Hospitality variety of schemes across the UK including luxury apartments and offices in Guernsey as well as leisure, healthcare and commercial work.

2004-2005 Ken Scaddan Associates (KSA), Portsmouth: Architectural Assistant

During his time at KSA david gained valuable experience working on Housing Association schemes on projects up to the value of £2m

Extra Curricular

President: Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Vice President: BNI Burton

Director Consultant: BNI Endeavour

2018-19 Mayor of Llanelli


David is very active in the Llanelli community with a passion for a variety of local projects and enjoys a variety of activities including Rugby, Running and Origami.

Image Courtesy of © Darren Harries

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