Between Temperance and Poetics

architects DSDHA
written by Helen Castle


Less than 10 years old, DSDHA (Deborah Saunt David Hills Architects) has worked its way up the ladder of building types from nurseries through to schools and now their first university building, opened in summer 2007 in Cambridge. Helen Castle went to visit the studio in Kennington, south London, and discovered a practice that thrives on the heady mixture that educational buildings offer, combining social engagement with complex client needs.