Top 100 Architects & Designers of the World 2023

February 29, 2024

We are honoured to be recognised among the Top 100 Architects and Designers of 2023 by Luxury Lifestyle Awards!

DSA are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our passion and dedication to creating spaces that inspire, uplift, and transform. This recognition only fuels our determination to continue pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the industry.


Designing Destinations: DSA Architects International’s Visionary Approach to Luxury Architecture

Article by Luxury Lifestyle Awards | Source: Top 100 Architects & Designers of the World

DSA Architects International, with offices in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, is a paragon of architectural brilliance, marked by its recent accolades in the highly regarded Luxury Lifestyle Awards. Recognized among the Top 100 Architects and Designers, 2023, DSA have consistently demonstrated a penchant for crafting opulent, yet sustainable architectural wonders across the globe.

Anchored by a philosophy of bespoke design and a commitment to honoring local heritage, DSA orchestrate a symphony of creativity, sustainability, and cultural resonance in every project they undertake. Their multidisciplinary approach spans various sectors, including hospitality, residential, commercial, retail, mixed-use, and educational realms.

One of their defining characteristics lies in their ability to tailor services to meet the distinct preferences and requirements of individual clients. They embark on each venture by delving deep into the historical, cultural, and contextual nuances of the location. This approach ensures that their designs faultlessly integrate with the ethos of the site, respecting its legacy while embracing progressive architectural evolution.

DSA’s allegiance to sustainability resonates profoundly throughout their practice. Their focus on eco-friendly materials, energy conservation, and waste reduction underscores their dedication to fostering a sustainable built environment. With a team comprising USGBC LEED Accredited Professionals, the firm consistently pushes the boundaries of innovation to create designs that prioritize both technical excellence and environmental consciousness.

The company’s impressive track record speaks volumes about their global footprint and expertise. Over the course of 35 years, DSA have delivered more than 500 projects across 30 countries, encompassing over 60 cities. Their portfolio boasts a staggering 20,000+ hotel keys annually, adding up to over 1,000,000 square meters of Built-Up Area (BUA) delivered each year.

Services offered by DSA span a comprehensive spectrum, ranging from multi-disciplinary design and documentation to design management, architectural design, project management, and more. Their holistic approach encompasses everything from master planning and urban design to contract administration and design peer reviews.

However, beyond their architectural prowess, DSA place immense value on fostering a vibrant, inclusive work culture. They prioritize diversity, equity, and belongingness within their workplace, nurturing an environment where creativity thrives, and employees are encouraged to grow both personally and professionally. With a blend of seasoned professionals and young talent, the firm cultivates a dynamic ethos that fuels innovation and creativity.

At its core, DSA remain deeply committed to crafting architectural masterpieces that transcend time. Their ethos, encapsulated in the mantra “Designed to Deliver.”, underscores their consistent dedication to creating unique, timeless experiences that resonate with the locale’s cultural traditions.

DSA have previously earned 3 Luxury Lifestyle Awards, including Best Luxury Hotel Architecture for DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, 2021; Best Luxury Hotel Architecture for Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort in Bahrain, 2022; and Best Luxury Architect Studio in Saudi Arabia, 2023.

In conclusion, with a rich tapestry of global accomplishments and a steadfast commitment to innovation, DSA Architects International continues to redefine the landscape of architectural design, one iconic project at a time.


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Originally, I am from France but have spent many years living across the world, from Africa, The United States and most recently the Middle East.

Throughout my life I have always enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle and as you can see, I have travelled a lot. Having an active life is very important to me, whether that be through things like mountain biking and water sports or even camping at the weekend.

My education began at the School of Versailles in Paris. It was a great school to study at, but I also loved it because of its location. Paris is such a diverse city that is always evolving. If you accompany that with decades of stunning architecture, it really becomes and place like no other.

I have been interested in seeing things grow and develop since a very young age. As a girl I would build sandcastles and tree houses with my brother. Over time that interest developed further and by my teens I knew I wanted to be an architect.

For the last 5 years I have been with the DSA team and my role consists of managing projects from design to creation. As a Project Architect, I am positioned between the design team and the client. It’s a role that I love because it can be so varied from project to project.

Each client has their own particular requests, and it is critical that I understand them at an early stage.

Not only does this help ensure that all team members keep to what the client wants, but also it means that any design hurdles can resolved at a swift pace, avoiding lengthy delays.

When a project begins, inspiration for design is never too far away. From looking back at past successes and evolving those ideas further, to examining the surroundings of the project location. It’s fundamental to capture the vision of the client, taking multiple elements and combining them to create a strong identity.

Spending some quality family time with my husband and son is extremely important to me. When i’m not emersed in a project, I like to spend as much time with them as possible. I also have a great passion for cooking and maintaining a healthy diet. I am always researching new and exciting recipes.

However, the excitement for designing is always with me and currently I am designing a villa for my family and I in France during my spare time.
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