Accreditation & Awards

Taking pride in our work

As a leading construction consultancy, we are proud to have achieved some significant accreditations and accolades, showcasing our exceptional ability to lead in design. With accreditations in place, clients can rest assured that they can rely on us for delivering outstanding projects which provide high levels of Quality Assurance and Performance. Our unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards ensures that our clients’ needs are met with unparalleled professionalism and expertise.

DB3 accreditations

  • AJ100 Company
  • RIBA Chartered Practice
  • Certified Passivhaus Designers
  • CIAT Registered Practice
  • CIBSE Directory of Practices & Firms
  • CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessors
  • ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • Altius Approved Elite Vendor
  • H&S SSIP Accredited, through Eurosafe
    and Alcumus
  • Constructionline Gold Member
  • Achilles RISQS Accredited
  • Cyber Essentials Plus

Embracing Excellence

Embracing Excellence

DB3 has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards and accreditations, recognising our exceptional achievements and commitment to excellence. Through our unwavering dedication to delivering quality services and making a positive impact. These accolades stand as a testament to our consistent pursuit of innovation, customer satisfaction, and social responsibility.


DB3 Group Awards

DB3 Group Awards

Build Architecture Awards ‘Best Sustainable Architecture & Design Firm 2023 – Leeds’ – Winner

Foundations Healthy Housing Awards 2023 ‘Design of Adaptations’ – Commendation of Excellence

West Midlands Insider Awards 2023 ‘Architecture Practice of the Year’ – Shortlisted

Yorkshire Insider Awards 2023 ‘Architecture Practice of the Year’ – Winner

COBBA 2023 ‘Business Development Professional’ – Shortlisted

UKREiiF Awards 2023 ‘Consultant of the Year’ & ‘People & Skills Torchbearer’ – Shortlisted

COMBA 2023 ‘Architecture Practice & Business Development Professional’- Shortlisted

Grafters Awards 2023 ‘Architecture Practice’ – Shortlisted

City of Manchester Business Awards 2022 ‘Architect of the Year’  – Winner

City of Birmingham Business Awards 2022  ‘Architect of the Year’  – Winner

Digital Enterprise Top 100 2021

Insider Property Industry Awards 2018 ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ & ‘Design Excellence’ – Winner

BD Awards 2017 ‘Sports & Leisure Architect of the Year’ – Shortlisted

RICS Design Through Innovation Award 2017 – Winner

Insider Property Industry Awards 2015 ‘Architectural Firm of the Year’ – Highly Commended

DB3 Project Awards

DB3 Project Awards

Helensburgh Waterfront Development: Highly Commended – Argyll & Bute Awards 2023 ‘Aesthetic Design’; Finalist – Planning Awards 2023 ‘Outstanding Contribution to Placemaking: Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport’; Highly Commended – IStructE Awards 2022 ‘Leisure Project’

Llys Cadwyn Regeneration: Winner – Cardiff Property Awards 2021 and Ystadau Cymru 2021 Award for ‘Creating Economic Growth’; Highly Commended – British Construction Industry Awards 2021; CLAW Project of the Year Awards 2021

Adidas Oxford Street: Gold Winner – London Design Awards 2020

Leeds College of Music: Winner – RIBA Regional Award 2015 ‘Small Project Award’; Shortlisted – Insider Property Industry Awards Yorkshire 2018 ‘Regeneration Project of the Year’, Education Estates Awards 2018 ‘Refurbishment Project’, AJ Retrofit Awards 2018 ‘Further & Higher Education’; Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2018 ‘Building Project of the Year’

Chancery Lane Residential: Shortlisted – London Construction Awards 2018 ‘London Build Excellence’ & ‘Regeneration Project’

Airedale Air Conditioning: Winner – RICS 2017 Regional Award ‘Design through innovation’

Ysgol Craig Y Deryn School: RTPI Wales Planning Award 2014

Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre: Commended – SCALA Awards 2014 ‘Civic Building of the Year’

Michael Woods Leisure Centre: Highly Commended – SCALA Awards 2014 ‘Civic Building of the Year’; Scottish Property Awards 2014 ‘Architectural Excellence’

MOMA Machynlleth Tannery Gallery: CPRW Awards 2014 ‘Special Award’

Marks & Spencer, Liverpool: Highly Commended – CIAT Award 2010 ‘Technical Excellence’

PAN Emirates, Dubai: Shortlisted – Retail Interiors Awards 2010 ‘Best International Interior’

Threeways School, Bath: BCSE Awards 2009 ‘Inspiring Design for Special Schools’

ASDA Stores Supplier Awards: 2009 ‘Best Consultant’ & ‘Best EDLC (Every Day Low Cost) Initiative’

University of Huddersfield, Creative Art Building: Bronze Awards – RIBA White Rose Award 2009; Commendation – CIAT Award 2009; Shortlisted – RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards 2009

University of Huddersfield, Milton Centre: Winner – Insider Yorkshire Renaissance Awards 2006 ‘Best Restoration Project’

Aberdovey Yacht Club: Winner – Snowdonia National Park Awards 1992 ‘Good Design in the Countryside Award’

St Giles Business Park for the DBRW: Winner – Prince of Wales Design Awards 1990 ‘Good Design Awards’

Llwydcoed Crematorium: Wales Winner – RIBA Awards 1971

Various Awards

Various Awards

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): 2017, 2011, 2010

Green Apple Awards: 2015, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

LABC Building Excellence Awards: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

LABC Design Excellence Awards: 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2003, 2002

Leicestershire & Rutland Craftsmanship Awards: 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2003, 2002

Civic Trust Awards: 2012, 2007, 2006, 1993, 1990

BREEAM Awards: 2008, 2007

Montgomeryshire Design Awards: 1997, 1994


DB3 scoop ‘Architect of the Year’ Award at COMBA22

DB3 scoop ‘Architect of the Year’ Award at COMBA22

We are absolutely delighted to have been voted as the ‘Architect of the Year’ winner at the City of Manchester Business Awards 2022 (COMBA22) this month, having only recently won the ‘Architect of the Year’ Award in Birmingham!

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