Dowen Farmer Architects at Peckham Levels








Founded upon experience gained at Heatherwick Studio and Benoy architects, we believe in exciting, finely crafted and pragmatic architecture, working across all sectors including retail, residential, interiors, commercial, workplace, master planning and public realm.




We are a sector-neutral studio that focuses on positive social impact through creative problem-solving. There is no style at DFA and no two projects are the same, which is reflected in our comprehensive and varied portfolio.



We are committed to making buildings which are both sustainable and playful, and we strive to create outstanding projects, built on our love of craft and human experiences.



Our work covers an atypically wide range, in both scale and typology. Projects fluctuate from minor alterations and extensions to large scale new buildings and refurbishment projects, using state of the art developments in construction techniques and materials.


Our approach to design is a fluid process; the range of media we use throughout a project spans from initial sketches, to model making, to CGI’s and animations, to realised buildings.



All of our design team are actively involved in the creative process of our projects, and the studio is characterised by a horizontally structured atmosphere in which discussions of job challenges and successes are encouraged. This environment, together with our broad range of experience, allows us to make a positive contribution throughout all stages of design.


Following the government’s latest advice on COVID19, it is with a heavy heart that in addition to fully closing our doors to the public, your local food traders will now be ceasing all food deliveries until further notice.

This is a difficult time for many, including our project and the 162 small, independent & incredible businesses who call Peckham Levels home. We will be looking at ways in which we can continue to give them the platform they need during this uncertain period. By following us on our socials or signing up to our newsletter, we can collectively look at ways to support Members and local traders.

We will provide updates as soon as we can.

Much love,

Peckham Levels Team x