Mark Tweedale: Winner – 40 Under Forty 2023

We are delighted to announce that Mark Tweedale, dpa Oxfordshire Associate, has been selected as a winner within the 40 under Forty Award 2023 – a unique annual international competition which selects young and outstanding demonstrable talent working in a creative capacity, applying lighting in architecture.

From us all at dpa – congratulations and well done Mark!

Welcome back Sotos!

We are absolutely delighted to welcome back to dpa Sotirios Stamatopoulos, who returns to the Practice as an Associate. Richard Bolt, Partner, commented, “we are thrilled to be working together again and are excited for the future – welcome home Sotos!”


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 or by clicking here.