Deborah Saunt‘s practice DSDHA blurs the boundaries between landscape and architecture, art and urbanism, intimacy and infrastructure; always questioning our preconceptions around the city. It is founded on a persistent search for new forms of beauty through active design, research and agency within an ethos that “the City is our Client." 

The multi-disciplinary studio has built an international reputation, delivering a range of high profile individual buildings and macro-scaled urban strategies and research projects. Recent examples include several major mixed-use schemes in the metropolitan centre, a case study home exploring the densification of London’s backlands, and various award winning education schemes including the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Christ’s College. DSDHA is currently engaged in a series of public realm improvements in the Tottenham Court Road area and The British Museum, as well as around the Royal Albert Hall – a project that resulted from a research fellowship Deborah undertook for the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. In addition DSDHA contributes spatial design expertise on a pro bono basis to several community focused projects. 

Having completed her PhD thesis as part of the RMIT Practice Research programme – of which she is now an ADAPT-r fellow – Deborah has taught internationally as well as being a member of various prestigious advisory boards and judging panels, as well as a commissioner for the Independent Transport Commission (ITC). 

Deborah believes passionately in the democratisation of architecture, setting up the Jane Drew Prize in Architecture as a well as  being on the founding faculty for the new London School of Architecture (LSA).
  1. York Museums Trust
  2. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
  3. Stockwell Public Realm
  4. Tampere Art Museum
  5. Shaftesbury Avenue
  6. Economist Plaza
  7. Central Somers Town Masterplan
  8. West End Public Realm
  9. Alex Monroe Studio
  10. Wardour Street
  11. Corner House
  12. Edmund de Waal Studio and Gallery II
  13. Covert House
  14. Abell & Cleland
  15. Blossom Street
  16. Marylebone Lane
  17. Neal Street
  18. South Molton Street Building
  19. Vesta House, Olympic Village
  20. Guggenheim Helsinki
  21. Christ's College
  22. Albertopolis Public Realm
  23. Kennington Lane
  24. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Urban Framework
  25. Empress Works
  26. Møller Centre, Cambridge
  27. HAB Housing
  28. Pond Meadow School
  29. Potters Fields Park Pavilions
  30. South Molton Street Public Realm
  31. Waterloo City Square
  32. Stockwell Urban Vision
  33. Silver Building
  34. Hales Street House / Studio
  35. Edmund de Waal Studio I
  36. St Anne's SureStart Centre
  37. John Perry Nursery & Children's Centre
  38. Suffolk House
  39. Stud Farm
  40. Tickle Cock Bridge
  41. Hoyle Early Years Centre
  42. Palace Green
  43. Westminster Cathedral Piazza
  44. Au Foyer de Vevey
  45. Plovers Hill Orangery
  46. Canon Popham
  47. City Forum
  48. Paradise Park Children's Centre