As the Practice enters its 59th year and having produced lighting design solutions across six different decades, the discipline of lighting design is now widely recognised as a professional service in its own right now. This is in no small measure due to the work of dpa and its founder Derek Phillips who established the practice in 1958. Early commissions included The Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong, Westminster Abbey and the original P&O Cruise Liner, The Oriana. The practice has now completed over 6,000 projects in 76 different countries across the world’s continents. With offices in Dubai, Japan, Edinburgh, London and Oxfordshire, we have a team of over 50 people with an unrivalled human resource.Maintaining a personal service remains of prime importance to us. Our Practice is divided into six design teams, each with a Partner/Director overseeing the work and contributing creatively and technically to the design solutions. A highly experienced Associate leads each group’s day to day activities of the design work.