Velvet at the Corinthia London wins LIV Hospitality award!

We are delighted to announce that Velvet at Corinthia London has recently won an award at the LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2022.

dpa were thrilled to be commissioned by Corinthia London to develop the lighting scheme alongside renowned Interior Designers, David Collins Studio for the new Velvet Bar at the Corinthia. Further details about this project can be found on the project section of our website, or by clicking here.



Light Middle East Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that dpa project Al Shindagha Museum, Al Maktoum House, Dubai was awarded an Honourable Mention for Public Space Lighting Design Project of the Year at last night’s Light Middle East Awards 2023 ceremony.


To read more about this project, click here.


St Andrews Links Trust Headquarters, Scotland – 2023 Civic Trust Awards Winner

dpa project St Andrews Links Trust Headquarters has been selected as a winner at the 2023 Civic Trust Awards. This project was one of only 50 national/international projects to be selected out of over 250 and will receive either an Award or will be Highly Commended at the 2023 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony to take place on 31st March.



Light Middle East Awards 2023

We are delighted to share the news that six dpa projects have been shortlisted in the Light ME Awards 2023:

  • Barfly by Buddha-Bar at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – shortlisted for two awards, Bar Lighting Design Project of the Year and Restaurant Lighting Design Project of the Year.
  • Factory Bar + Kitchen by McGettigan’s, at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – shortlisted for Bar Lighting Design Project of the Year.
  • Anglo American’s Headquarters, London – shortlisted for Project of the Year International.
  • Al Shindagha Museum, Al Maktoum House, Dubai – shortlisted for Public Space Lighting Design Project of the Year.
  • Route 2020 Metro Link, Dubai – shortlisted for Public Space Lighting Design Project of the Year

We have our fingers crossed for 19th January 2023 when the results will be announced!



The BoTree, Marylebone Lane

We have pleasure in sharing a press release regarding The BoTree, Marylebone Lane, a dpa project due to open summer 2023.

New London Hotel The BoTree Announces July 2023 Launch

The city’s hottest new hotel opening will capture the elegant vibrancy of Mayfair and the village-like feel of Marylebone.

New luxury hotel The BoTree has announced its grand opening in July 2023. Located in the heart of London’s West End at the intersection of the affluent Marylebone and Mayfair neighbourhoods, The BoTree will capture the spirit of the city’s ‘village’ life and reflect the prestige of central London. Vibrant and elegant, the 199-room five-star hotel, complete with 29 stunning suites, will boast dynamic bars; two destination restaurants, one of which will provide spectacular rooftop views of the city; a live music club; boutique screening room and fitness centre. Sister property to the award-winning Middle Eight and The Guardsman hotels, The BoTree will open as a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection.

Founder of The BoTree, Middle Eight and The Guardsman, Rishi Sachdev says of the opening; “The BoTree combines uncompromising standards with a purpose-driven approach to establish our own form of luxury. Conscious luxury. Our core values of Truth, Love and Compassion will drive our business decisions in this new hotel.”

Set to be one of London’s most exciting openings in 2023, The BoTree is located at the top end of Marylebone Lane on the border with Mayfair, blending two of London’s chicest neighbourhoods to form a vibrant, energising, and inspiring new luxury hotel. The hotel’s stunning interiors will reflect a natural extension of the lane through a series of uniquely designed luxurious spaces that have been created by award-winning Interior Designers, Concrete. With a focus on personalised service, it will comprise 199 rooms, including 29 suites, with spectacular views across the city. Additional highlights include destination restaurants and bars, and a diverse range of events and shared spaces such as a private cinema screening room, a unique club with regular live music, and a fitness centre. Architects EPR have created a stunning ‘architectural envelope’ culminating with a lattice design at the main corner entrance which trails up elegantly from the ground floor and past the Presidential suite to the top floor where the speciality restaurant and bar is located and wrapping around the building with an outdoor terrace. dpa have been fortunate to have worked on every area of the project including the lighting design to the façade and all of the public areas and rooms & suites.

Client – Shiva Hotels
Project Managers – Buro Four (Lead) & Gleeds (Cost Managers)
Architects – EPR Architects (Lead) & Orbit Architects (Implementation Architects)
Interior Designer – Concrete
M&E Consultant – Elementa Consulting






We are delighted to share a video link to a talk held at Light22 on 22nd November at the Business Design Centre, Islington London. Nick Hoggett, Partner of dpa lighting consultants, joined Mark Major and Sally Storey as part of a panel to discuss lighting design and how the industry has grown, make predictions for the future and reflect on past projects and trends.

Please click here to watch the panel discussion.

dpa has four winning projects at the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that dpa picked up four awards yesterday at the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2022.

  • Dubai Route 2020 Metro Link, UAE: “Bridges and Public Infrastructures Lighting”
  • The Constellation, The Founder’s Memorial, Abu Dhabi, UAE: “Light Art Project”
  • Al Shindagha Museum, Dubai, UAE: “Visitor Experience & Museum Exhibition”
  • Anglo American’s Headquarters, London, UK: “Workplace Lighting”

To read more about these and other projects, please click here.


Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco – winner at the Ahead MEA 2022 Awards

We are delighted to share that the Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco has won the “Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces” category at the AHEAD MEA 2022 Awards.

The Fairmont Taghazout Bay is a coastal luxury five-star resort that sits within the beautiful Taghazout Bay. Its breath-taking views and beautiful gardens link the various hotel and F&B elements with an adjoining Fairmont operated villa complex within the overall site.

The stunning, simple and contemporary Moroccan architecture designed by Abdessamad Achrai (Local Architect) and HKS (Concept/Masterplan) and the soft and captivating landscape, designed by Scape Design are complimented by lighting providing both enhancement and theatre to the overall site as well as a practical approach to guest orientation with key features and elements illuminated at night. The elegant interiors designed by Wimberly Interiors connect beautifully with the outside scene, dovetailing with terraces and other spaces to reinforce the seamless inside-outside aspect of the spaces.

To read more about this project, please click here.

Operator: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 
Client: AKWA Group 
Interior Designer: 
Wimberly Interiors
Landscape Design: Scape Design
Architect: Abdessamad Achrai (Local Architect) HKS (Concept/Masterplan)
Photography: Courtesy of Fairmont Tagazhout and Scape Design