About DLS: ARCH Architects

DLS: ARCH are a small, highly experienced team of  architects and technicians. We are based in Chichester, West Sussex and work primarily along the south coast and up to the M4/M25 corridor

About The Team

Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work.

Meet The Team

Our team consists of experienced architects who develop the projects starting with a sketch and following it up to complete implementation of intended ideas.



R.I.B.A. Dip. Arch, Managing Director



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Stephen’s experience is diverse in scale and content, and involves virtually all sectors. This includes one-off housing/estates and flats, barn conversions, domestic and commercial adaptions and refurbishments, business parks and corporate HQs, industrial parks and units, hospitals, universities, halls of residence and schools.
Stephen joined The Seaman Partnership in January 2005 and became a Director in December 2006.


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Currently enrolled on the RIBA Studio programme
15 years construction industry experience ranging from site management and on-site construction to production of feasibility and construction information within practice. 
On-site projects include: Rolls-Royce Headquarters, Chichester and 30 St Mary’s Axe (The Gherkin), London
Design projects include: The Weald Community School, Billingshurst and Project Linseed, Chichester Food Park
My first job: Paperboy
If I wasn’t here I’d be: In Japan
Favourite drink: Fruit Smoothie
Favourite Colour: Orange



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We build close working relationships with our clients and contractors. With DLS: ARCH you’ll be dealing with the same person throughout the whole process. At any stage, from start to finish, you can talk to someone who understands your project.

We’re flexible in our approach. We can work with you from the initial brief right through to completion. Or we can tailor a bespoke package of services to suit you.

We are adept at identifying your needs and aspirations for a project. We will use our professional skills and attention to detail to make sure we’re meeting your requirements and your budget all the way through. We deliver value for money with the most efficient use of space and careful selection of materials and finishes. We ensure environmental sensitivity through energy efficiency, low running and maintenance costs. We provide financial security with clear up-front briefing on costs and timely explanations and alternatives on any changes.

If you’d like to talk through your project with us, get in touch.

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Culture and Values


committed to promoting a sustainable approach in the design of all our projects

delivering to the brief

DLS: ARCH has a long and proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget

strive for excellence

committed to excellence in design, customer service and project delivery


Sussex Heritage Awards 2020
Highly Commended; – Public & Community; St Wilfrids Hospice & Felpham Community College. Small residential; House extension @ Brandy Hole Lane

Sussex Heritage Awards 2017
Winner – Mid Residential – 2-5 Stockbridge Place

2017 RICS Awards
Shortlisted ‘Residential’ : Courtlea, Petworth

2017 CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards
Highly Commended- ‘Making Places’ : Courtlea, Petworth

2017 RICS Awards
Shortlisted ‘Community Benefit’ : Barns Green Primary School, Barns Green


Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2016
Public & Community; Winner – Barns Green Primary School. Highly commended – Edwardian building Student accommodation. Mid-Residential; Winner – Courtlea, Rosemary Lane, Petworth.

2009 Sussex Heritage Awards
Winner – Large Scale Residential Award for the site at Cemetery Lane, West Dean

2008 Sussex Heritage Awards
Winner – Large Scale Residential Award for the site at Wall Cottage Drive, Chichester

2003 City Heritage Award 
The Atrium development for John Wileys European Head Quarters