Who we are

We are Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, a multi-talented team of 70 architects, design consultants and urban planners based at the inspiring Island Studios in West London. We bring fresh thinking to every project and achieve success with architecture that is designed for people and built for change. We are defined by a sense of curiosity and a capacity to solve problems with good humour and consistently brilliant ideas, more than a single brand or style.

This approach has been informed by more than 30 years’ experience, in which time we have gained an international reputation as a studio that can compete at the highest level in every sector, from residential to office, retail and hospitality, arts and culture to education, public realm to infrastructure, and mixed-use to masterplanning. We are particularly proud of our 30-year relationship with Coin Street Community Builders, with whom we have contributed to the regeneration of London’s South Bank, including the creative reuse of the Oxo Tower. Notable recent work includes the transformation of London’s Thames into a huge public artwork called Illuminated River, the development of a ‘living laboratory’ at UCL East, and the imaginative regeneration of Hanover Square and the north-east side of New Bond Street. We have long-standing and valued relationships with our clients, who represent the best in every sector, and we are always looking to work with interesting new people. So, if you have an intriguing problem you would like to solve then please do come and talk to us.