DOVE architecture & interiors are a RIBA chartered architects and interior design practice in Cheshire. A vibrant and growing company with an impressive reputation to equal its high standard of design. DOVE have a wealth of experience in a variety of projects of all scales & budgets working throughout Cheshire, the Northwest and Wales. From small scale house plans, planning applications, right through to large new builds & commercial projects. DOVE will listen to your needs and dreams and present you with inspirational design solutions that you can envisage through their state of the art 3D drawings.


Our work is informed by a great understanding of history and place, often taking these memories of the past and using them to create fitting amendments or new creations. Our work is contemporary in its nature, and thoughtful. It seeks to explore the physical and cultural qualities of places through investigation and observation. The results combine originality with sensitivity and are responsive to the context and environment of the setting.


Listening to our client’s needs and desires and understanding how they live and work are the most fundamental building blocks to our designs. Once we have captured this, we work with our client to exceed their expectations.


Working regularly with a number of local developers and companies to ensure that their vision is followed through from inception to completion. We can offer as little or as much assistance as required be it a quick feasibility study to test out a site, to ensuring your new office building is delivered on time and budget.

About Dove

DOVE architecture & interiors Ltd is a vibrant and dedicated RIBA chartered architects practice based in Cheshire. Our Architects and Interior Designers have a rich track record of working across projects of all scales and budgets from the small permitted development house extension to multimillion pound housing and commercial schemes. We work throughout Cheshire, the Northwest, North Wales and The Isle of Man.

The practice was formed in 2012 by Derry Vaughan Edwards following eight years as an associate at award winning practice Stedman Blower Architects based in Surrey. Here she gained a wealth of experience working on high end residential, listed buildings and education projects. However, her love of the North and rural Cheshire brought her home to set up DOVE architecture.

DOVE has extensive experience of working with both contemporary and traditional buildings and have a particular interest and knowledge base in working with listed buildings. We are very interested in sustainability and try to integrate this into all proposals however big or small. We believe good design comes from challenges; be those site, budget or planning restraints.

Skilled at producing beautiful designs, both interior and architecture, under a variety of budgets, styles, timeframes and needs. DOVE guide their clients through every phase of the design process and are committed to cultivating valued relationships, helping clients to exceed their vision. DOVE’s passion for design and good service is reflected in the attention to detail given to each project undertaken.

Meet the Team

Derry Vaughan Edwards

Derry Vaughan Edwards
Derry Vaughan Edwards is founding director of DOVE architecture & interiors, forming in 2011. Derry has over 15 years design experience, working in both Cheshire and Surrey for highly regarded practices. At DOVE Derry is the key director looking after new business, design ethos, planning strategy and on site works. Derry has significant experience in working with listed buildings, most recently having achieved Listed Building Consent for new dwellings on the site of Lymm Hall, a Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Derry Has a love of the Cheshire countryside where she lives with her husband James and their three children; that frequently drive her to drink!

James Morris

Carly Wise
Carly qualified as an Interior Designer in 2005 and has over 12 years design experience. Specialising in retail and residential sectors, Carly is an experienced and innovative designer striving to create unique interiors focusing on functionality and solutions. Skilled at producing beautiful designs under a variety of budgets, styles, and timeframes, Carly forges valued relationships with clients that allow her to truly exceed their expectations.

Carly’s greatest loves in life are her family (obviously), architecture and design (tick) travelling to new places and animals -most notably dogs (and rescues at those!). Carly is still trying to decide which is easier to train – an ex Cypriot, food mad, hunting dog or 2 strong willed young girls? The jury is out and so is the Gin!

Carly Wise

Lawrence Swan
Lawrence studied both Architecture degree and masters programs at the University of Liverpool graduating in 2018. He had two years of experience before joining DOVE largely in the residential sector working in the South East of England with experience of listed and conservation area projects. At DOVE Lawrence continues his education towards becoming a qualified architect, conducting on site surveys and working on the drafting and technical detailing of our projects.
Lawrence loves to be outside, and is often found walking, he also holds a keen interest in sports.. any sports. He enjoys weekly visits to the Climbing Hanger, especially when it rains, as it so often does in the North West. Being an ex bar manager he has a knowledge and understanding of pubs, and has recently begun to appreciate the buzz associated with a pint on a ‘Friday night’.

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