Terri Naylor


Terri joined Dakota following her graduation from Northumbria University & has accrued nine year’s experience designing & managing hospitality & leisure projects from concept to completion.

Terri consistently demonstrates great creative flare & has applied this to a range or projects; be it delivering unique & impressive late night venues on a limited budget, or executing high-value projects in London for blue chip clients.

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Peter Hodgson

Managing Director

Graduating from Northumbria University in 1980; Peter first worked as a freelance Product Designer before moving to Australia to work for John Morgan & Associates as an Interior Designer.

After rising to the position of Associate Director he returned to the UK in 1990 and joined Blueprint as a Director. In 2008 Peter formed Dakota with his wife Deborah, and the practice has gone from strength to strength ever since.

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Deborah Hodgson


Deborah graduated from Newcastle College in 1986 and her first job was as a Designer with South Tyneside Council. From there she moved to Peter Lambert Architects in 1998, and then in 1990 to David Lesley Design rising to the position of Senior Designer.

Deborah joined Blueprint in 1992 as an Associate Director, where she met her husband Peter with whom she later co-founded Dakota.

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