Our Services

DSDHA's architecture is always evolving: for us each project is a bespoke response to a unique brief, which develops through dialogue with our clients, stakeholders and collaborators as well as with the ultimate users of our designs.

Our projects span from macro-scaled urban strategies and infrastructure studies through to highly acclaimed individual crafted buildings, which celebrate the act of making and materiality within architecture. These projects have evolved through a unique design methodology that deploys tactics developed across 15 years of parallel research in academia and on the ground.

DSDHA’s work has been recognised with 19 RIBA Awards to date, and has twice been nominated for the European Union Mies Van Der Rohe Prize for Contemporary Architecture. The studio is heavily involved in education, currently teaching at a number of institutions, including the University of Navarra in Spain and the RCA, AA, and LSA in London.

Awards

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  1. Abell & Cleland

    1. RIBA Award 2018, winner
    2. Housing Design Awards 2018, Finalist
    3. London Planning Awards 2018, Winner
    4. London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017, Winner
    5. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012
  2. Greenwich Community Building

    1. Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018, Finalist
  3. Piccadilly

    1. WAF 2018, Finalist
  4. Central Somers Town Masterplan

    1. National Urban Design Awards 2019, Finalist
    2. London Planning Awards 2018, Winner
    3. NLA Awards 2017, Finalist
  5. Corner House

    1. Camden Awards 2017, Finalist
    2. British Construction Industry Awards 2017, Finalist
    3. RIBA London Award 2016, Winner
    4. RIBA National Award 2016, Winner
    5. NLA Award 2016, Winner: Best Built Housing Scheme
    6. RA Summer Exhibition 2014
  6. Covert House

    1. RIBA London Award 2016, Winner
    2. RIBA House of the Year Award 2016, Finalist
  7. Davenies School

    1. RIBA Regional Award 2016, Winner
    2. RIBA National Award 2016, Winner
  8. The Economist Plaza

    1. London Planning Awards 2019, Finalist
    2. WAF 2017, Finalist
    3. RA Summer Exhibition 2017
  9. West End Public Realm

    1. NLA Awards 2017, Winner: Best Public Space
    2. Planning Awards 2017, Highly Commended
    3. The London Planning Awards 2017, Finalist
  10. Alex Monroe Workshop

    1. RIBA Award 2018, Winner
    2. NLA Award 2018, Finalist
    3. London Planning Awards 2018, Highly Commended
    4. WAF 2017, Highly Commended
    5. AJ Architecture Awards 2017, Finalist
  11. Alex Monroe Studio

    1. WAF Wood Excellence Prize 2014, Winner
    2. RIBA London Award 2014, Winner
    3. Surface Awards 2014, Winner
  12. South Molton Street Building

    1. People Choice Award 2017, Finalist
    2. Surface Design Award 2014, Winner: Best Retail Exterior Surface
    3. RA Summer Exhibition 2010, Winner
  13. Olympic Village Building

    1. RA Summer Exhibition 2012
  14. Suffolk House

    1. Housing Innovation Award 2016, Winner
    2. National Housing Award 2015, Winner: Best Small Development
    3. RA Summer Exhibition 2013
  15. DSDHA

    1. BD Masterplanning & Public Realm AYA 2016, Highly Commended
    2. BD Architect of the Year 2010, Winner
    3. BD Education Architect of the Year 2010, Winner
    4. AR Emerging Architecture Awards 2008, Finalist
  16. Christ's College

    1. Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for the Best New Global Design 2012, Finalist
    2. European Union Mies van der Rohe Award 2011, Finalist
    3. Stirling Prize 2010, Finalist
    4. RIBA Awards 2010, Winner
    5. Brick Awards 2010, Supreme Winner
    6. Guildford Design Awards 2009, Highly Commended
  17. Pond Meadow School

    1. RIBA Award 2009, Winner
    2. Brick Award 2009, Supreme Winner
    3. Guildford Design Awards 2009, Highly Commended
  18. Silver Building

    1. RA Summer Exhibition 2008
  19. St. Anne's Sure Start, Colchester

    1. European Union Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, Finalist
    2. Chicago Atheneaum International Architecture Award for the Best New Global Design 2009, Winner
    3. RIBA Awards 2008 / Colchester2020: Joint Winner of Best Contemporary Building
  20. The Moller Centre

    1. RIBA Award 2009, Winner
  21. Potters' Fields Park Pavilions, London

    1. AR Emerging Architecture Award 2008, Honourable Mention
    2. RA Summer Exhibition 2007
  22. Canon Popham Fundation Unit

    1. RIBA Award 2008, Winner
  23. Paradise Park

    1. British Council for School Environments Award 2008, Winner
    2. British Construction Industry Awards 2007, Winner
    3. Sure Start Building of the Year Award 2006, Winner
  24. Hoyle Early Years

    1. Civic Trust 2006, Commended
    2. RIBA Award 2004, Winner
    3. British Construction Industry Awards 2004, Winner: Small Building Project
  25. John Perry Nursery

    1. American Institute of Architects Award / UK Award 2006, Winner
    2. RIBA Awards 2006, Winner
    3. British Construction Industry Awards 2006, Winner
  26. Hales Street House/ Studio

    1. RIBA Awards 2006, Winner

Clients

  1. Aitch Group

    1. Empress Works
  2. Alex Monroe

    1. Alex Monroe Studio
    2. Alex Monroe Workshop
  3. Almacantar

    1. Shaftesbury Avenue
  4. Appley Properties Ltd.

    1. South Molton Street Building
  5. Beam

  6. Berkeley Homes

    1. Abell & Cleland
    2. City Forum
  7. Berlin Senate Department for Urban Design

    1. Berolina Special Needs School
  8. Bosideng

    1. South Molton Street Building
  9. British Land

    1. Broadgate Public Realm
    2. Blossom Street
  10. Bury LEA / CABE

    1. Hoyle Early Years Centre
  11. Christ's College

    1. Christ's College
  12. Church Commissioners for England

  13. Churchill College, Cambridge

    1. Møller Centre, Cambridge
  14. City & General

    1. Silver Building
  15. Clivedale

    1. Marylebone Lane
  16. Confidential

    1. Whitechapel Road
  17. Cosmetics à la Carte

    1. Cosmetics à la Carte Store I & II
  18. DSDHA

    1. Kennington Lane
  19. Davenies School

    1. Davenies School
  20. Derwent London

    1. Corner House
    2. Corner House
    3. Suffolk House
  21. Diocese of Sheffield and Hallam

    1. Canon Popham
    2. Emmaus Primary School
  22. Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

    1. San Francisco Ruins, Santo Domingo
  23. Edmund de Waal

    1. Edmund de Waal Studio and Gallery II
    2. Edmund de Waal Studio I
    3. 5 Ways of Standing Up
  24. Emmaus Primary School

  25. Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

    1. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
  26. GLA/ World Squares For All

    1. Parliament Square
  27. Great Portland Estates

    1. Whitechapel Road
  28. HAB Oakus

    1. HAB Housing
  29. Hermès

    1. Hermès, New Bond Street
  30. Hoyle Early Years Centre

  31. Jones, Jones, Jones & Jones Ltd.

  32. Kennedy Wilson Europe

    1. Neal Street
  33. Knight Dragon

    1. Greenwich Community Building
    2. DRAFT Greenwich Housing & Neighbourhood Building
    3. Greenwich Housing
    4. Greenwich Housing
  34. London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

    1. John Perry Nursery & Children's Centre
    2. London Riverside Wayfinding
    3. William Bellamy Primary School
  35. London Borough of Camden

    1. Central Somers Town Masterplan
    2. West End Public Realm
  36. London Borough of Lambeth

    1. Stockwell Urban Vision
    2. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
    3. Loughborough Junction
  37. Marcol Group

    1. Wardour Street
    2. Priory House
    3. Savoy Court
  38. More London Ltd

    1. Potters Fields Park Pavilions
  39. Natasha Daintry/Egg

    1. Egg Gallery
  40. Ocean Reef Resorts Limited

    1. Nevis Island Beach Hotel and Resort
  41. Olympic Delivery Authority

    1. Vesta House, Olympic Village
  42. Portsmouth City Council

  43. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

  44. Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust

    1. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  45. Potters’ Field Park Pavilions

  46. Private Client

    1. Hales Street House / Studio
    2. Palace Green
    3. Plovers Hill Orangery
    4. Stud Farm
  47. Quintain

    1. DRAFT Greenwich Housing & Neighbourhood Building
    2. Greenwich Housing
  48. Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster

  49. Royal Albert Hall

    1. Albertopolis Public Realm
  50. Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

    1. Albertopolis Public Realm
  51. Southbank Employers Group

    1. Waterloo City Square
  52. Stockwell Partnership

    1. Stockwell Urban Vision
  53. SureStart & Islington Green Space

    1. Paradise Park Children's Centre
  54. SureStart Colchester

    1. St Anne's SureStart Centre
  55. Surrey County Council

    1. Christ's College
    2. Pond Meadow School
  56. TFL

    1. Stockwell Urban Vision
  57. TLC Group

    1. Holland Park Hotel
  58. The Crown Estate

    1. Piccadilly
  59. Tishman Speyer

    1. Smithson Plaza
  60. Vauxhall One

  61. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

    1. Tickle Cock Bridge
  62. Westminster City Council

    1. South Molton Street Public Realm
    2. Westminster Cathedral Piazza
  63. York Museums Trust/ Beam

Publications

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  1. Wallpaper*, September 2018

    1. A fashion shoot featuring The Smithson Plaza.
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  2. 100 Houses 100 Years by the Twentieth Century Society

    1. Corner House features in this great book documenting Britain's architectural heritage from 1914 to 2014. Through one building per year over the century, the book shows the wide range of designs that emerged and how housing styles were adapted to suit urban life.
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  3. Inform, June 2017

    1. “The deliberately rough materiality hints at a di erent world of creativity and artistry setting up a new kind of dialogue with the surrounding urban bricolage. Responding to the city’s historic kinesis and how it is wrought and changed over time, DSDHA enjoys capitalising on London’s inherent quality of ‘dynamic instability’ through the exploration of scale, material and juxtaposition. Snowsfields embodied a similar dynamic, with the new stories of studios stacked above a ground-floor shop.”
    2. Catherine Slessor, AJ 244, May 2017
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  4. BD Online, June 2017

    1. "Wilkinson Eyre arguably produced […] a beautifully intricate services drawing of Battersea Power Station where ingenuity and compromise can be seen amid the ghost infrastructure of London’s residential market. […] This is complemented by a similar study of the Economist building by DSDHA where the ‘original’ and ‘executive’ architects’ design intent is both subverted and celebrated. "
    2. Michael Collins
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  5. Wohnrevue, September 2016

    1. Covert House featured on Wohnrevue magazine
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  6. Architectural Record, September 2016

    1. Corner House is featured in Architectural Record's editorial on 21st Century housing.
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  7. AJ on Corner House, February 2016

    1. The AJ publishes an extensive building study on DSDHA and Derwent London's Corner House in Fitzrovia.
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  8. Best of Detail 2016. Building For Children

    1. DSDHA's Christ College in Guilford is one of the educational projects featured in the latest issue of 'Best of Detail'.
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  9. Landscape Journal, Spring 2015

    1. Paul Wheeler's article 'Thinking along new lines' looks at the work of DSDHA's diploma students at CASS, who have concentrated on the introduction of HS2 in the landscape, thinking of it as an opportunity rather than a problem.
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  10. The AJ, April 2015

    1. The AJ dedicates the cover and nine pages in its Building Study to Covert House; and Ellis Woodman finds anything but a bunker in this semi-underground concrete cottage.
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  11. AJ, May 2013

    1. DSDHA designed the new Bosideng Shop on South Molton Street and was featured in AJ.
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  12. RIBA Journal, Jan 2007

    1. This edition of the RIBA Journal included an article on the St Anne's SureStart Center.
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