DF__DC is an architecture and urban design office concerned with the project of space as an interdisciplinary practice.


As a group, we are interested in how scales - from the patterns of the urban to the craftsmanship of detail - interconnect and inform each other. In our work, the investigation of human-scale atmospheres is crucial. To achieve this, we collaborate with a talented network of artists, designers and makers, relying on their individual abilities and flexibility towards greater endeavors.


We operate in a collaborative structure from our offices in London and Lugano (CH) and with ongoing projects in the UK, Switzerland, Mexico, France, Italy and Mozambique. We engage in academic research & teaching as part of our approach to practice.

DF__DC architects is an RIBA chartered practice.


Dario Franchini, USI-AAM / OTIA / SIA / REG A

Diego Calderon, USI-AAM / RIBA / ARB


Silvia Passiglia, Paolo Crippa, Mathias Broniatowski, Gianfranco Panza, Victor Perlheden, Matteo Fiorani, Veronica Casey Fierro, Felix Everard


Maria Teresa Albano, Dylan Rivas, Sebastian Alvarez, Yuet Ming Wong, Diego Palomares Gaspar, Martina Solcà, Francisca Aires Mateus, Priya Kana, Sherry Ye, Luca Pederzini, Davide Rossi, Ana-Maria Marin, Giulia Bisi, Nicola Andreani, Veronica Marzorati, Silke Schnidrig, Laura Vilalta Ibanez, Carlotta Sartorio, Carmen Cabanas, Ivan Ginzburg, Belen del Yerro, Radina Todorova, Chris Painter, Clausen Buchartts, Salvador Borras i Mascarell, Nicole Vairetti, Laura Fuoco, Nuria Casais, Francesco Magni, Patrizio Patà, Lorenzo Rossettini, Kostas Biliunas



2019_The Cass

2019_Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara (MX)


2018_Kingston University

2018_The Cass

2017_Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio (CH)

2017_TAU Mexico


2016_Central St. Martins


2016_Kingston University

2013_Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio (CH)



Morris +Company, AZPML, Peter Feeny Architects, OMMX, Ammann Architekten, Collective Urban Strategies,

Anton & Ghiggi Landschaft Architektur, Officina del Paesaggio, AF Consult, Measur, Conisbee,  WMM, Momentum Structural Engineers, Hardman Structural Engineers, P3R, Pianifica, Mawi, AM Structural Design, Appleyard & Trew, Gabriel J. Villasmil, Mara Scalia,

Mammutlab, Ver Estudio, Rory Gardiner, Simone Bossi, Gautier Houba, Gui Rebelo

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At the moment we are not looking for new employees, but we accept spontaneous applications with a digital portfolio (3mb maximum) in pdf-format at info@df.network

(or hardcopy to the attention of HR). We are an equal opportunities employer.


42 Theobalds Rd
London WC1X 8NW
+44 (0)20 7405 9361


Via Besso 5 
6900 Lugano

+41 91 950 98 70


General enquiries: info@df-dc.co.uk