Founder and Creative Director,
Diba Salam is the Founder and Creative Director of StudioDS, a dynamic London based architectural studio with bureaus in Dubai and Bangkok. As signatories to the UN ‘Race to Zero’ campaign, StudioDS core values are routed in promoting UN SDGs, creating efficient, adaptive, and effective communities through design. Each solution is uniquely tailored to maximise the social, economic, and environmental potential of each individual site, celebrating exceptional detail craftmanship through modern methods of construction.
Diba has made research a key part of her entrepreneurial business by analysing place-making, smart designs, and health and wellbeing. The studio actively participates in research papers, with the British Council, UKGBC Lab reports and UK Government research papers. Diba is an active voice in promoting sustainable innovation and diversity in the built environment through her role as UK Built Environment Ambassador for COP 26, RIBA’s International Committee member and UK Export Champion with the Department of International Trade.