Director
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Deborah is one of the founding directors of DSDHA. Her recent and ongoing projects include the refurbishment of London’s iconic Economist Plaza in St James and a new mixed-use building on Piccadilly for The Crown Estate. Urban scale work includes the regeneration of a 600-home estate for London Borough of Southwark with a strong focus on engagement, the creation of Cundy Street Quarter, a new 2.4-acre mixed-tenure neighbourhood in Westminster, the redesign of the public realm around the Royal Albert Hall, the public realm framework for the West End including the reimagining of Tottenham Court Road, and a new park for the City of London above Liverpool Street Station.

Much of her current work is concerned with democratising architecture, having set up the Jane Drew Prize in Architecture, and helping to redefine the role of architecture in the 21st century – addressing people’s emerging needs in the context of rapidly shifting environmental, technological and social conditions. She is a Trustee of the London School of Architecture, of which she was a Founding Director, which focuses on broadening access to the profession and building new collaborative forms of research and practice. She regularly talks and writes on issues of diversity and innovation in the built environment.

Deborah gained her PhD with the RMIT Practice Research Programme, a Fellowship in the Built Environment from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and has held academic appointments at Yale School of Architecture, Universidad de Navarra, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the University of Cambridge.


Twitter
@DeborahSaunt
Projects
  1. National Youth Theatre
  2. British Library Extension
  3. Exchange Square
  4. Tustin Estate
  5. Cundy Street Quarter
  6. Tottenham Street
  7. The Mansion, Marylebone Lane
  8. Central Somers Town
  9. Broadgate Public Realm
  10. White Horse Square
  11. Stockwell Urban Vision
  12. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
  13. Potters Fields Park Pavilions
  14. Royal Albert Hall Public Realm
  15. West End Public Realm
  16. South Molton Street Public Realm
  17. Waterloo City Square
  18. Smithson Plaza
  19. Piccadilly
  20. Kennington Lane
  21. Shaftesbury Avenue
  22. South Molton Street Building
  23. Norton Folgate
  24. Neal Street
  25. Covert House
  26. Corner House
  27. Suffolk House
  28. Abell & Cleland
  29. Vesta House, Olympic Village
  30. Wardour Street
  31. Hales Street House / Studio
  32. Alex Monroe Studio
  33. Edmund de Waal Studio and Gallery II
  34. Edmund de Waal Studio I
  35. Tampere Art Museum
  36. York Museums Trust
  37. Christ's College
  38. Pond Meadow School
  39. Møller Centre, Cambridge
  40. St Anne's SureStart Centre
  41. John Perry Nursery & Children's Centre