Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands was established in 1986 and operates from a Grade II listed building in West London, formerly the home of Island Records.
The portfolio encompasses residential, workplace, urban design and masterplanning, interior design, retail and restaurants, as well as education and community buildings. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has won over 70 awards including ‘London Architect of the Year’ in 2015, the 2016 Mayor’s Housing Design Award and the Best New Public Space, 2017 at the recent London Planning Awards. The practice, together with American light artist Leo Villareal, has recently won the international Illuminated River competition – a sequence of light installations transforming London’s principal river crossings. The practice’s Indoor Sports Centre at the University of Birmingham is currently nearing completion
As well as an established reputation for innovative design, the practice is known for its creative adaptation of historic buildings, from the Oxo Tower refurbishment of the 1990s to more recent interventions in Westminster, notably the practice’s acclaimed transformation of Foyles Bookshop’s flagship store in Charing Cross Road. The portfolio also includes a number of Innovative retail spaces in historic luxury department stores across Europe.