DAKOTA are proud to have a talented, creative, and multi-disciplined team with a ‘can do’ attitude.
We pride ourselves not only on our innovative design, but on our hard-working approach to ensure we deliver on time and on budget. 

If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch with one of our directors.

Terri Naylor


Terri joined DAKOTA following her graduation from Northumbria University & has accrued many years’ experience designing & managing hospitality & leisure projects from concept to completion.

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

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.

Deborah Hodgson


Deborah graduated from Newcastle College after which she took up her first position as a Designer with South Tyneside Council. From there she moved to Peter Lambert Architects, and then to David Lesley Design rising to the position of Senior Designer.

After many years in the industry she co-founded DAKOTA with Peter and is an invaluable member of the design team.