Studio Dekka is an interdisciplinary design practice specialising in urban and architectural lighting. Founded by directors Chantelle Stewart and John Harrison in 2009 our aim is to develop sensitive and intelligent night-time environments that unlock new possibilities for the varied and meaningful life of our cities after dark.
Our team is drawn from the disciplines of architecture, the social sciences, interior design, and fine art. These varied perspectives mean we approach each project critically and with a commitment to understanding the range of factors that contribute to the shifting character of a place at night.
Recently completed projects include architectural and street lighting in Wood Green and Green Lanes in north London; the redevelopment of Payer’s Park in Folkestone; a public realm lighting masterplan for Regent’s Place in central London; exhibition lighting for Rainham Hall, a National Trust property in Essex; and Mandeville Place, a new public space in the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Ongoing projects include a park incorporating residential developments, a school and a community hub in Central Somers Town, Camden; Ruskin Square, a major commercial and residential development in East Croydon; architectural feature lighting for an energy centre in Elephant and Castle; the renovation of a boat house at Fell Foot in the Lake District; and a 4* apart-hotel on the Strand in central London.