DSDHA is an award winning practice established in 1998 by Deborah Saunt and David Hills. Our work is concerned with promoting architecture for today's way of life and tackling issues at the core of contemporary society. Our aim is to negotiate between diverse often contradictory interests in order to find new solutions; be it on a scale of an urban framework plan or the scale of an individual building with specific site constraints.

Serviced Areas

  • Lambeth

Contact Details

  City Walworth
  Postcode SE17 3QA
  Address 8 Iliffe Yard
  Phone Number 020 7703 3555

From Our Website

We are an architecture, urban design and research studio, whose internationally acclaimed work is engaged in a constant search for new forms of beauty and driven by the ethos that "the City is our Client", placing people to the fore of what we do. By deploying our spatial intelligence across a broad range of scales - from infrastructure to intimacy - we produce urban strategies and bespoke designs that tap into each project's latent potential to foster positive urban change. DSDHA's major new public park Exchange Square has started on site at Broadgate for our client British Land.

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.