dontDIY is an architecture and design bureau founded in 2011 in Sofia by Svetoslav Michev, Stefan Minkov and Hristo Stankushev. Antonina Ilieva joined as partner in late 2014 and left in late 2019. Hristo left as partner and manager in 2019.


Current team lineup:

Stefan Minkoff - managing partner

Svetoslav Michev - managing partner

Boyan Stoyanov - architect

Radostina Ivanova - architect

Vladislav Velkov - architect

Vassil Vandov - architect

Vassilena Dimitrova - intern

Konstantin Gerin - intern


Some of dontDIY's notable accolades include the first prize in the 2012 Passive House International Design Competition, first prize in the Velux 2015 competition, a Bronze A' Design Award 2014, first prize in the Shop / Exhibition Area Category at Dibla Design Awards 2017, as well as first prize in the Residential Interior / Apartment Category at Dibla Design Awards 2018. The bureau realized the project “Architecture Seeks” within the framework of Sofia Architecture Week 2012, as well as the project “Architecture Meets” in 2013 in collaboration with Vladiya Mihailova. The studio's plywood furniture became a laureate at the Mikser Festival Awards in Belgrade in 2013. dontDIY was the curator of the 2014 One Architecture Week.


Photo: Yana Lozeva