Progressive Design Associates is an established firm of Chartered Architects formed in 1986 by Andrew Smith, BA(Hons), Dip Arch (Sheffield), RIBA, in the City of Derby.

A high degree of professionalism and expertise built on years of public and private sector experience has resulted in commissions throughout the Country encompassing a spectrum of building types. The practice offers a combination of experience and modern ideas related to current design trends together with construction expertise and management.

The practice is continually updating its computer applications and activities in order to provide a complete and up-to-date service to its Clients, including the latest in CAD/CAM Systems; This investment in the latest technology allows the Practice to be cost efficient while maintaining the highest standards, enabling competitive fees and prompt responses for all the services offered.

Based in the centrally located City of Derby, the practice has a good knowledge of the Midlands area, with an ability to respond quickly to any design or construction queries which may arise on any project throughout the U.K.

The Practice has undertaken a variety of building commissions in both the public and private sectors, including Community Health Centres, Hotels, Housing, Factories, Industrial Units, Schools, Shops, Retailing and Commercial Office Developments throughout the UK.


Major Clients of the Practice include the following:-


Birch Developments plc

Hepworth Properties Ltd
Bonar & Flotex Ltd Kingfisher Construction Services Ltd
C.I.N. Properties Ltd Mackworth College Derby
Conder Projects Ltd Mackworth Construction Services Ltd
Derby City Council M.E.P.C. Ltd
Derby Medical Services Ltd Morrison Design Limited
Derwent Housing Association Ltd Norseman Holdings Ltd
Derwent Valley Construction Ltd P.C. Henderson Ltd
DEKM / Doyle & Associates Property Services Agency
Glow-Worm Ltd Prudential Assurance Co Ltd
Granite Construction Ltd Trafalgar House Group
Griffith Micro Science Ltd Viking Property Group
Hepworth Building Products Ltd Walbrook Housing Association Ltd
Hepworth Heating Ltd Wiltshier Midlands Ltd