DH Liberty is an international, award-winning architecture and design studio based in central London with representation in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The core London team consists of 20 architects, planners and designers who are focused on rigorous design and research processes. Their method includes integrating context, concept, and brand solutions in collaboration with the client’s vision throughout the process. Currently, their portfolio consists of furniture, interiors, brand development, ground up new build, refurbishment, urban regeneration and planning across a number of asset classes including residential, restaurants, office, retail, hotels, and commercial.
In addition to their architectural services, their in-house graphics team creates renderings, brochures and marketing tools. What we can find at DH Liberty here is a one-stop turn-key solutions team able to take any sized project from start to completion, whose aim is not to simply make buildings; it is to create a strong design concept which results in delivering outstanding architecture.
The daughter of a NASA scientist who emigrated from Taiwan to the United States, Dara grew up in multicultural surroundings. With an artistic background, Dara graduated with her BA in Design from the University of Florida and received her Master’s Degree in Architecture at Harvard University, where she subsequently taught studio that summer.
Dara has gained invaluable experience at Pritzker Prize winning firms, honing her skills at Herzog de Meuron, Basel; Asymptote Architects, New York City and Foster + Partners, London. She has been the recipient of various awards including: The Clifford Wong Prize, The KPF Traveling Fellowship, Young Architects Award, First Place in The AIAS National Design Review and 2nd place in the 2013 RIBA Forgotten Spaces Competition. Her studio work has been exhibited the Venice Biennale, The Somerset House, London and The Art Club Gallery, Seoul and was recently showcased on the BBC.
Previous to setting up her own practice, Dara contributed to the new Tribeca skyscraper, 56 Leonard Street, New York City; The New Tate Modern Museum, London; and Manolo Blahnik stores worldwide. She was also personally invited to design the Samsung Pavilion for the London Olympics 2012.
A life-long student across disciplines, Dara’s designs reflect a marriage of contemporary art, materials, and modern architecture. In January 2013, she created DH Liberty Ltd. to fulfill her lifelong dream of running a design firm. Today, Design Haus Liberty is an award winning practice with international projects in various scales and programs.