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.

Cunard’s Queen Anne due to set sail Summer 2024

This time next year dpa project Queen Anne will set sail for her maiden voyage, and we cannot wait to see her completed and in all her glory.  The video below gives a short insight into what to expect upon her launch.  Working with the collective creativity and knowledge of Carnival UK, David Collins Studio, Richmond International, Sybille de Margerie and Adam D. Tihany, we are excited to be involved in the next chapter in Cunard’s rich history.

Read about dpa‘s involvement here.

Client: Carnival UK
Interior Designers: David Collins Studio, Richmond International, Sybille de Margerie, Adam D. Tihany
Shipyard: Fincantieri
Video: Courtesy of Cunard