The Dixon Jones practice has a broad portfolio of high profile arts, education, masterplanning and commercial projects. The two principals, Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones, have had a long standing interest in the relationship between such projects and the context of the city.
Arts projects include the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. In all these projects, the repair and addition to the existing fabric and institution were common topics.
Educational projects in Oxford and Cambridge Universities, are demonstrated by both phases of the new Said Business School and the Study Centre for Darwin College.
Masterplanning at Somerset House, Exhibition Road and Chelsea Barracks was more strategic. In the case of Somerset House, it involved the recreation of a public courtyard with fountains that has become one of the most successful performance and social spaces in London. At Exhibition Road, a new spine was created for one the largest cultural quarters in the country.
As to commercial mixed use developments, Kings Place combines commercial accommodation with an arts centre. The project provides offices for the Guardian newspaper together with two new concert halls, art galleries, restaurants and fine canal side public spaces. At Quadrant 3, the project was the largest ever undertaken by the Crown Estate. Located next to Piccadilly Circus the project occupies a whole city block.