dontDIY is an architectural bureau specializing in architecture and design that was founded in 2011 in Sofia by Svetoslav Michev, Stefan Minkov and Hristo Stankushev. Antonina Ilieva joined the team in late 2014.


It won a first prize in the Passive House International Design Competition and a third place in the competition to design the interior of Bulgarian National Television’s Studio 5 in 2012. The bureau realized the project “Architecture Seeks” in the framework of Sofia Architecture Week 2012, as well as the project “Architecture Meets” in 2013 in collaboration with Vladiya Mihailova. It also won a prize at the Mikser Festival in Belgrade in 2013 for a set of plywood furniture. dontDIY was the curator of the 2014 One Architecture Week.


Photo by Gergana Dzhevelieva