Our Story

1991-2000 - Chris Dyson Architects

Chris becomes an Associate at Michael Wilford and Partners

Having been involved in a number of projects including Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, the Singapore Arts Centre, The Tate Liverpool, Abando Transport Interchange development in Bilbao, B Braun & Sto production facilities in Europe and the House of History, and Music School, in Stuttgart

2000-2003 - Chris Dyson Architects

Chris gains experience at Sir Terry Farrell and Partners

The understanding which this experience gave him, enables him to conceive and design connected public spaces which can be engaged with intuitively, without resorting to grand or affected gestures.

2004 - Chris Dyson Architects

Chris established Chris Dyson Architects.

Initially in collaboration with Michael Wilford with whom he prepared designs for a new Museum of Africa.

2009 - Chris Dyson Architects

Appointed to design public realm at Goodsyards

Approached by Hammerson and Ballymore Joint Venture to join their team for their Bishopsgate Goodsyard master planning scheme.

We have found that their designs are bold and intelligent whilst remaining sensitive to the heritage assets and their surroundings.
Tony Coughlan - Developer
2010 - Chris Dyson Architects

Mathew Witts becomes Partner, having served as an associate in the practice.

2014 - Chris Dyson Architects

Wapping Pierhead Awards

Wapping Pierhead wins Brick Awards and AJ Small Projects which puts CDA on the map of award winning practices, working within Conservation areas and with Listed Buildings.

2015 - Chris Dyson Architects

Wapping Pierhead wins RIBA London Regional Awards

2016 - Chris Dyson Architects

Offices move.

Offices moved from Chris’ house to the corner building of Commercial Street and Fashion Street.

2016 - Chris Dyson Architects

Sunday Times Awards.

CDA’s Gasworks and Cooperage projects announced as winners.

2017 - Chris Dyson Architects

Cooperage Award

CDA’s project wins RIBA London Regional Awards

2017-2018 - Chris Dyson Architects

Refurbishing our Offices.

Works start on refurbishing our offices at 74 Commercial Street (now 1 Fashion Street). This includes a roof extension with a terrace overlooking London’s skyline and a welcoming ground floor entrance with flexible space. Building’s original name has been reinstated on the building facade: ‘The Queen’s Head’.

2018 - Chris Dyson Architects

The Sekforde wins.

Our pub restoration wins RIBA London Regional Award and RIBA London Sustainability Award.

2019 - Chris Dyson Architects

15 years of CDA


Crystal Palace Park Cafe wins Surface Design Award

2020 - Chris Dyson Architects

Harrow Arts Center

CDA starts work on Harrow Arts Centre, which is also the practice’s first project in Revit, BIM Level 2