For four decades global strategy and design consultancy DEGW guided organisations on the relationships between people, the design of physical place and organisational performance.


The firm was established in London in 1971 by Frank Duffy, Peter Eley, Luigi Giffone and John Worthington. The practice grew to a network of offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. After merging with Davis Langdon in 2009, the office was absorbed into AECOM and since 2012 became the Strategy+ practice.

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“We help deliver tangible and sustainable business value. Through rigorous and clearly structured evidence and with an ability to listen to the aspirations, strategic needs and practical commercial concerns of our clients, DEGW develops insightful solutions to client challenges. Our work integrates research, strategy, and spatial concepts for occupants, designers and owners. It is informed by a deep understanding of the changing nature of working and learning globally and is applied across a range of sectors – corporate, government, science, learning, research, and healthcare.”

DEGW projects helped clients to use space more productively, enhance organisational performance and develop solutions which were flexible over time.

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