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