FX International Interior Design Awards 2023 – dpa wins award for Woven by Adam Smith at Coworth Park

Celebrating our success at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2023 on Wednesday 29th November, which were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. We are delighted that our project Woven by Adam Smith, Coworth Park, Berkshire, a collaboration with Martin Hulbert Design and Studio Umut Yamac, was winner in the Lighting Design Category!

Photography: FX International Interior Design Awards 2023

We are excited to share the news that three dpa projects were selected as winners at the LIT Design Awards 2023!

  • Woven by Adam Smith at Coworth Park, winner in the Bar and Restaurant Lighting Design category
  • Duck and Waffle, Edinburgh, winner in the Bar and Restaurant Lighting Design category
  • MSC World Europa – Outdoor Promenade ‘Illuminated Trees’, winner in the LED Exterior Lighting Design category

Further details about each project can be found in the ‘Projects‘ section of our website.

Photography credits:

Woven by Adam Smith at Coworth Park: Courtesy of Martin Hulbert Design; Photographer: Mark Bolton
Duck and Waffle: Courtesy of Duck & Waffle
MSC World Europa – Outdoor Promenade ‘Illuminated Trees’ Courtesy MSC Cruises, Photographer: Ivan Sarfatti

EE, Westfield, London

We are sharing an article published in Frame magazine’s Autumn edition, which features EE, Westfield, London, a project recently completed by our London studio in collaboration with UK retail designers Dalziel & Pow. Please click here to read this article in full.

If you would like further information about this project, please visit our project page by clicking here.


Two new Lighting Designers in dpa’s London studio

The dpa London studio is thrilled to welcome two graduates Shakhlo Islamova and David Camacho Romero, who have joined our team as Lighting Designers. We are delighted to have them as a part of our team and would like to wish them every success in developing their lighting design career with us.



IO House, London Receives Two Awards at the UK Property Awards 2023-2024

Congratulations to KSR Architects, SMC Smart Homes and the entire team on winning three awards at the UK Property Awards 2023-2024 for IO House, London. This multi-award winning dpa project situated in North West London received awards for categories “Residential Property for London”,  “Architecture Single Residence for London” and “Architecture Single Residence UK” at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on 10th November 2023. To read more about this project, click here.


Photography: Adam Letch

The Dubai studio welcomes a new Designer

We are pleased to announce that Marilena Zapounidi has joined us as a Designer in the dpa Dubai Studio. Marilena will add to the creative talent of the team and help deliver successful lighting design solutions to our world-class commissions.



A new Designer joins the Oxfordshire studio

dpa’s Oxfordshire Studio welcomes Tammy Julleekeea who has joined our team as a Designer. We are delighted to be working together and wish Tammy every success in developing her lighting design career with us.


Samuel Walker receives the Jonathan Spiers Scholarship Award 2023

Congratulations to Intern Samuel Walker on receiving the highly prestigious Jonathan Spiers Scholarship Award 2023.  Samuel, who will be the last of the scholarship winners, received the award on 25th October at the Spiers Major London Studio. Beginning in 2012, the scholarship was created to provide 10 years of support to students of architecture aspiring to enter the Architectural Lighting Design profession.

dpa Partner Richard Bolt commented “this is a proud moment for Samuel and all of us at dpa, we look forward to seeing him develop and progress within our discipline”.




Arts, Shoots and Leaves

dpa Senior Associate Iain Carlile looks at two of the latest papers to be published by Lighting Research and Technology which variously examine the effect of lighting conditions on plant growth and the visual appearance of artwork . Please click here to view this article in full.

This article was published in the Society of Light and Lighting’s newsletter ‘Light Lines’ September/October 2023 edition.

Further editions of the Society of Light and Lighting’s newsletter ‘Light Lines’ can be found on their website www.cibse.org or by clicking here.

dpa welcomes three new team members

The dpa team are thrilled to welcome three new members! Dimitris Theocharoudis joins our London studio as Associate, whilst our Oxfordshire studio is joined by Anuhas Jayakody and Samuel Walker, Designer and Intern respectively.

Ahead Awards Europe 2023: dpa projects shortlisted

We are happy to share that two of our projects,  Anita Lounge & Bar – Intercontinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace, Rome and BYRD – Hart Shoreditch Hotel, London have been shortlisted for the Ahead Awards Europe 2023 in the Bar, Club or Lounge category. The awards ceremony is due to take place on 17th November 2023 at Evolution, London so we are keeping our fingers crossed!



Robson Stannard’s inspiration behind his artwork featured at Velvet at the Corinthia, London

Presenting this short film commissioned by David Collins Studio and produced by Oh Kestrel, London-based artist Robson Stannard delves into the inspiration behind his artwork for dpa project, Velvet at the Corinthia, London. Click here to read more about this project.


Photography and video courtesy of David Collins studio

Photographer: Alex Upton

Videographer: Oh Kestrel


James Webb Space Telescope

We thought it would be really interesting to share images from NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) incredible James Webb Space Telescope as they are simply amazing and, in some ways, hard for non astronomers like ourselves, to really comprehend. There is lots of information available on the NASA website and many other sites, should you wish to research further. The telescope is a partnership between NASA, the ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). The first images to be released happened about a year ago in July 2022 and further images have been released over the last year which are the ones we have all seen published.

We understand the James Webb Space Telescope fundamentally detects infrared radiation, emitted by distant stars, planets and gas clouds and because of its incredible sensitivity can see light from billions of years ago in deepest space. The science is inspiring, the technology phenomenal and the images spectacular!


This video tours a portion of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth. The image was taken to celebrate the first anniversary of the start of science operations for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. 

Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, Greg Bacon (STScI)

The following images are courtesy of the NASA James Webb Space Telescope website:


Congratulations Johanna and Jennifer!

Gary and Nicholas are delighted to announce that Johanna Medina and Jennifer Flanagan have been promoted to Associate and Senior Designer respectively.  Both Johanna and Jennifer have been with the Practice for many years and have worked on projects across a variety of sectors all over the world.