Immersive innovation through creative design

As Chartered Architects specialising in Architecture, Urban Design, and Interior Design, our work is based on the creativity and individual skills of our fantastic team, whose ideas and wide knowledge base keep us at the forefront of what is possible. We are continually developing and are led by the desire to exceed expectations; encouraging each other to use and develop our imagination, push the limits of our abilities and further our education, so that we produce the highest quality work.

At Scene Architects we also collaborate with clients, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, and end users to create distinct, sustainable, and high-quality buildings and environments that inspire and embrace future communities. We promote free-thinking and a flexible, collaborative approach to achieve imaginative and innovative solutions.

Our specialist services


Creating inspiring environments: we offer a full range of architectural services, in both 2D and 3D.

Interior Design

Curating a unique experience: innovative, functional interior designs delivered to the highest standard.

Urban Design

Developing the future: design and master planning of land use and the built environment.

At Scene Architects we offer a full range of architectural, interior, and urban design services, from concept and masterplan to technical production drawings and handover (RIBA 0 – 7). Working from two main offices, we use the latest BIM software, 2D drawing platforms and 3D modelling software to create drawings at all stages. This goes beyond traditional drawings to include CGI and 3D visualisations to create walk and fly-throughs for maximum impact.

Both of our offices provide spaces that nurture creative thinking, with break-out areas to encourage spontaneous collaborations and conversations. We use the latest digital and interactive tools - our model studio provides state-of-the-art 3D printing facilities, as well as a CNC machine, laser cutter, A0 plotter, and hand-made modelling space. These resources help our projects exceed expectations, offering experiential, tactile encounters that spark the public’s imagination and encourages positive engagement during planning and consultation phases.

Meet the team

David Plant RIBA - Architect | Managing Director

Foodie // Insomniac // Proud father //

Debbie Plant - Financial Director | Human Resources

Wildlife lover // Party planner // Animal activist //

Mark Levey - Head of Finance – Scene Architects Group

Coaching Football // Isle of Harris Gin // Loves Cricket //

Daryl McCarthy - Business Development Director (Head of London Office)

London based // Food lover // Fitness fanatic //

Richard Maloney BA (Hons) MAUD AssocRTPI - Urban Design Director

Masterplanner // West Ham supporter // Gym goer //

Blaine McMahon RIBA - Architect | Associate

Excel wizard // Competitive! // Gin lover //
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Chris Dennison - Director (Head of York Office)

Rugby // Cricket // Farming //

Lauren Di Pietro - BA (Hons) MArch PGDip RIBA Associate

Volunteer // Globetrotter // Gigs and Festivals //

Paul Searl - Technical Associate

Harlequins fan // Jedi Knight // Foodie //

Jake Brockwell RIBA - Architect | Associate

Mini zoo owner // Stargate nerd // Haribo monster //

Lewis Cullerton BA (Hons) Arch - Part I (RIBA) Architectural Designer

Cat dad // Wizard // Nerd //

Marco Zambrino - Architect

Minimalist // Amateur Chef // Mountain Skier //

Jale Heather Cullerton BA (Hons) Int Arch - Architectural Assistant

Turkish delight // Olive obsessed // Collector of art //

Lewis Dodds - Part I (RIBA) Architectural Assistant

Football crazy // Cool // Arsenal supporter //

Alex Page, MCIAT - Senior Technician

Foodie // Woodwork // Snowboarding //

Alice England BA (Hons) Int Arch - Architectural Assistant

Plant mum // Delights in drawing // Raw mushroom eater //

Andrew Brown - Senior Architectural Technician

Technical Detailing // Guitar // Aiki-Jujitsu //

Emanuela Borri RIBA - Architect

Historic buildings enthusiast // Theatre goer // Sunday roast lover //

David De Vries - Chief Designer

Car enthusiast // Lover of travel // Artist //

Celestine Ekpenyong - Bid Manager

Karaoke King // Super Competitive // United Supporter //

Connor Parr - Architectural Assistant

Fifa player // Knows all the CAD commands // Gift of the gab //

Leanne Cook - Executive Assistant

Wine snob // Holiday lover // Proud mother //

Luis Corchero Msc BIM Manager Intl - Senior Architectural Technician

Coffee addict // Custom A // Tennis fan //

Melissa Osborne - Administrator

Queen organiser // Wine Connoisseur // Little Miss Giggles //

Oaklan Britton-Lambert - Junior Architectural Assistant

Car enthusiast // Creative // Loves to travel //

Peter Emptage RIBA - Director | Consultant Architect

Rob Smith - Technical Architect | Consultant Architect

Tom Davey BA (Hons) - CGI Artist

Foodie // Gamer // Model maker //

Tom Smith BA (Hons) - Junior Architectural Technician

Golf addict // F1 fan // Aspiring FIFA Champion //

Tony Brown MCIAT - Senior Architectural Technician

Hammer // Cyclist // Soulboy //

Shalini John, BScArch, MSc Urban Design - Senior Urban Designer

Loves travelling // Avid Reader // History Buff //

Morgan Marsden BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (Year 4 of 5) - Architectural Technician

Completionist // Souls Enthusiast // Bookworm //

Joshua Carter - BSc (Hons) RIBA Architectural Assistant

Climbing // Empathy // Cooking //

Matt Jones - Project Architect

Allotment warrior // Globetrotter // Motorbike rider //

Harry Risk - (Part 1) Architectural Assistant

Designer // Book curator // Time traveller //

Marian Bugarin Ramos - Architectural Assistant

Reader // Food Lover // Gamer //

Luke Matschke - Architect

Keen Participant // Fancy Dress // Being Fed + Watered //

RIBA process

We work through every stage of the process, carrying your project from start to end. Contact us

Stage 0

Strategic Definition

Stage 1

Preparation & Briefing

Stage 2

Concept Design

Stage 3

Spatial Coordination

Stage 4

Technical Design

Stage 5


Stage 6


Stage 7


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Evolution of Scene Architects


  • Feb – DPA (David Plant Architecture) was founded with a team of three people.
  • Jun – David and Debbie’s garage was converted into the new DPA studio, and the team moved in.
  • Aug – Daryl joined the team.
  • Dec – Christmas party – a mini cruise to Antwerp and Amsterdam.



  • Nov – First client Christmas party at Channels.
  • Jan – DPA moved into the Braintree office shared with Phase 2.
  • Mar – Lewis C joined the team.
  • Jun – London office opened.



  • Jan – Lewis D joined the team.
  • Jun – Phase 2 left the Braintree office.
  • Sep – Moved into the Chelmsford office.
  • Oct – Jale joined the team.
  • Nov – Richard joined the team.
  • Sep – Became a Chartered practice.
  • May – Josh Plant was born.
  • July – Jake joined the team.



  • Jan – Blaine joined the team.
  • May – Jale completed her undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture.
  • Aug – DPA became DAP Architecture.
  • Oct – Alice joined the team.
  • Sep – Lewis D started his Part I Apprenticeship.
  • April – Team social evening – bowling.
  • July – Participated in a charity football event.
  • Sep – Summer picnic at Hyland’s Park.
  • Dec – Blaine and Jake became Architects.



  • Jan – Luis joined the team.
  • Mar – Went into COVID-19 lockdown.
  • April – Thank you NHS!
  • Sep – Jale and Lewis got married!
  • Jan – Daryl was promoted to Director.
  • June – Richard was promoted to Director.
  • Aug – Connor joined the team.
  • Aug – Summer picnic at Hyland’s Park.
  • Sep – Lewis C started his Part 2/3 Apprenticeship.
  • Dec – First DAP party post COVID-19 restrictions.



  • Mar – Melissa joined the team.
  • May – Team dinner at Acanteen, Chelmsford.
  • June – Tom S, Marco, and Leanne C joined the team.
  • July – Lewis D completed his Part 1 Apprenticeship.
  • July – Emanuela joined the team.
  • July – Team dinner at Zenxi, Chelmsford.
  • Aug – Tony, Oaklan and Tom D joined the team.
  • Aug – DAP Architecture rebranded to become Scene Architects.
  • Aug – Joshua the team.
  • Nov – Harry joined the team.
  • Mar – Alex joined the team.
  • April – Matt and David D joined the team.
  • May – Shalini and Morgan joined the team.
  • Sep – Harry started his Part 2/3 Apprenticeship. Lewis D started his Urban Design Masters.
  • Sep – Blaine was promoted to Director. Lewis C was promoted to Associate.



  • Jan – Opened the York office. Chris and Luke joined the York team, while Paul and Andrew joined the Chelmsford team.
  • Feb – Xander joined the Chelmsford team. Marian joined the York team.
  • Mar – Lauren joined the York team. Scene Architects attended MIPIM.
  • May – Scene Architects participated in the Dragon Boat race.