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post updated 10 February 2022


DSDHA Architects News

11 Oct 2022
Sheep Field Barn Gallery, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Sheep Field Barn Gallery Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
images courtesy of architects practice
Sheep Field Barn Gallery Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Henry Moore Foundation is delighted to announce that leading architecture and urban design practice DSDHA has been appointed to conduct the architectural redevelopment of a dedicated learning and exhibition space at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, the former Hertfordshire home of sculptor Henry Moore. DSDHA will transform the existing Sheep Field Barn Gallery into an exciting space for learning and engagement activities as well as modernising the existing display spaces.

10 Feb 2022
The Hickman, Whitechapel, City of London, England, UK
The Hickman Whitechapel, London E1 Building
photograph courtesy of architects practice
The Hickman London E1 Development
In becoming the world’s first building to be awarded WiredScore’s SmartScore ‘Platinum’ rating, The Hickman has spearheaded a new era for workplaces, reflecting customers’ changing expectations as a result of shifting work patterns. With hybrid working now the norm for many businesses, there is increased demand for developers and employers to deliver office space that provides a better experience than the working-from-home alternative.

9 Apr 2018
35 Piccadilly Building Development, Mayfair, London W1, England, UK

A Crown Estate scheme set to replace 1950s block on Piccadilly with taller office-led development designed by Architects DSDHA.

Airwork House at 35 Piccadilly is an office building in Mayfair. The Crown Estate will demolish the current building and build a new one designed by DSDHA.

In March 2018 Planning permission was granted for an application submitted in December 2017.

6 Feb 2017
The Economist Building Renewal, Central London, England, UK

A proposal by DSDHA to refurbish and remodel The Smithsons’ Brutalist building has been questioned by leading architects, reports the AJ:

The Economist Building Renewal by DSDHA

23 Jun 2016
Corner House , Fitzrovia, London, England
Corner House
image : Christoffer Rudquist

A RIBA National Award Winner 2016 – 23 Jun 2016

South Molton Street Building, London, England
South Molton Street Building
photo © Dennis Gilbert
South Molton Street Building
The South Molton Street Building is a new mixed-use development located on Oxford Street, London’s busiest shopping thoroughfare, at the junction with South Molton Street and Davies Street. It is adjacent to Bond Street Underground Station, which will benefit from the arrival of Crossrail in 2018 and an influx of additional visitors to the area. The development replaces a former pub with a new high quality mixeduse building comprising retail, office space and residential. The six-storey building is the brand headquarters and flagship store for Bosideng, China’s largest retailer (which has over 4000 outlets in China), introducing the brand to an international audience.

DSDHA Architects – Key Projects

RIBA Awards 2009
DSDHA are delighted to announce that two of our recent projects have been awarded RIBA Awards 2009; Pond Meadow Special Needs School in Guildford and The Møller Centre for Continuing Education & Churchill College Music Centre in Cambridge [links located down this page]

Key DSDHA Architects Designs, alphabetical:

Castleford Bridge, Yorkshire, northern England
Tickle Cock Bridge Castleford
photograph : Martine Hamilton Knight
Tickle Cock Bridge
The Castleford Project is an initiative to support the regeneration of a former West Yorkshire mining town as part of a major new Channel 4 Television Series. DSDHA won first prize to develop a new urban landscape and public space at what was known as Tittle Cott Bridge which acts as the main pedestrian gateway into the town for over 10,000 people a day.

Christ’s College Secondary School, Guildford, Surrey, England
Christ's College Secondary School
photo © DSDHA
Christ’s College Secondary School
Royal Opening by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Jun 2009
Both Christ’s College Secondary School and Pond Meadow Special Needs School have been designed to create a new educational campus, along with the existing Guildford Children’s Centre. The project was commissioned by Surrey County Council and the Diocese of Guildford and led by architects DSDHA with the Design and Build Contractor, Wates Construction Ltd. Pond Meadow School is one of seven projects in the Southeast region to be awarded one of this year’s RIBA Awards.

Emmaus Joint Denominational Primary School, Wybourn Estate, Sheffield, UK

Hermès London Store – Silver Forest #36, 155 New Bond Street, London W1
Hermès London Store
photo : Andrew Meredith
Hermès London Store
Hermès unveils, ‘Silver Forest #36’, a new installation for Christmas which sees its flagship store at 155 New Bond Street, transformed into a forest of silver birch trees. This installation aims to resurrect a wood that once stood in the store’s location in the early 18th Century. The pavement, vitrine and ground floor will be imbued with thirty-six hand-cast Silver Birch trees – some reaching 8-metres in height.

John Perry Children’s Centre, Dagenham, east of London

John Perry Nursery, Dagenham, east of London

The Møller Centre – Building, Churchill College, Cambridge, England
Møller Centre Cambridge
image © Cristobal Palma
Møller Centre Cambridge

Paradise Park Children’s Centre, northeast London
Paradise Park London
photograph © Adrian Welch
DSDHA – Paradise Park London
Key feature: ‘vertical garden’ – green wall, or ‘living wall’ of greenery
DSDHA – Paradise Park : PM’s Award Finalist 2007

Pond Meadow Special Needs School, Guildford, Surrey, southeast England
Pond Meadow Special Needs School
picture : Tim Soar
Pond Meadow School
Royal Opening by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Jun 2009
The previous Pond Meadow School site lacked any civic presence, hemmed in by neighbouring residential developments, and the school consisted of a number of adjoining and detached single-storey buildings and pre-fab classrooms set around tarmac play areas. The building stock was unsuitable for the specialist needs and equipment necessary in this type of school.

Potters Fields Park – Two Kiosks, southeast London, UK
Tower Bridge London
photo © Adrian Welch
DSDHA – London buildings for More London Developers

Residential & Artist Units, Deptford, east of London

South Molton Street Development, London
Hog In The Pound
image from Kenmore
South Molton Street Development

Waterloo City Square project, London
Waterloo City Square London
picture from Forster
Waterloo City Square

More DSDHA Architects projects online soon

Location: London, south east England, UK

DSDHA Architects Practice Information

Architect studio based in London, UK

DSDHA was established by Deborah Saunt and David Hills in 1998, and in 2010 they were shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize for Christ’s College, Guildford, as well as being named Architect of the Year and Education Architect of the Year.

Their work blurs the boundary between architecture, landscape and urbanism, and is best known for its innovative approach to sustainability and public engagement. Their projects have been recognised with ten RIBA Awards in the last decade, and they have twice been nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

Recent projects range from a gateway building for London’s Olympic Village, a flagship store in the West End and a new studio for writer and artist Edmund de Waal. In addition, DSDHA has been involved in significant urban design proposals including the redesign of Parliament Square with Foster & Partners, improvements to the public realm between The Albert Memorial and The Royal Albert Hall, as well as urban regeneration projects for Waterloo and Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Deborah and David also lead the studio’s urban research, regularly writing and broadcasting on architecture, and have taught widely including at EPFL (Lausanne), University of Cambridge, AA, RCA and currently Cass School of Architecture.

DSDHA Project

Hornsey Town Hall Restoration & Development
2005 Study
Lovely Art Deco civic building in the centre of Crouch End

Hillhead Primary – shortlist announced
Competition Shortlist:
Glasgow Schools with Zone Architects, Anderson Bell Christie, Building Design Partnership, jm architects, HLM, gm+ad architects

UK Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in London – architectural selection below:

English Architecture

London Architecture Designs

World Architects

School Buildings

RIBA Awards 2006: DSDHA Architects
East London: John Perry Children’s Centre & Nursery
South London: House and Studio Deptford

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