Studio Dekka is an interdisciplinary design practice specialising in urban and architectural lighting. Founded by 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.

Our current work includes public realm lighting designs for the eight central sites of the Thames Tideway Tunnel in central London and Smithfield Markets in the City of London; a lighting design guide for the Royal Docks in East London; architectural and landscape lighting to Croydon Minster in South London; the lighting design of public squares in Aylesbury and Ipswich; and the landscape lighting for Museum Island, Oslo.

Recently completed projects include lighting designs for Walthamstow Wetlands in North-East London (RIBA Award Winner 2018, Civic Trust Award Winner 2019); Kings Crescent Estate, Hackney Masterplan and Phase 1-2 (RIBA Award Winner 2018) and Lesnes to Crossness, Thamesmead, South-East London (Landscape Project of the Year, AJ Architecture Awards 2017).

Our Team

Chantelle Stewart

John Harrison

Ruth Dyer

Harriet Lawson


Past Members

Suzanne Frosdick

Mark Firth

Jack Booth

Holly Briggs

Andrew Herbert