Studio SYN team, Ursula and Dejan, working with Central Saint Martins’ students of architecture on a pavilion in February 2016, photo by YK Park


Studio SYN is a London-based critical practice operating in the fields of spatial design, art, research and education. The founding members Dejan Mrdja and Ursula Dimitriou met years ago during an experimental workshop in the industrial district of Antwerp, Belgium and have since stayed true to the initial position of their practice – modern and critically distant from centres of popular opinions. Studio SYN remains consistent in taking on the projects that represent challenges to the knowledge already gained.

Visit Studio SYN website to learn about our architecture, art, research and teaching.


Ursula Dimitriou graduated from the National Technical University of Greece in Athens. She works as a free-lance architect and teaches architectural design and contextual studies at Central Saint Martins and Westminster University in London. She has an MA in Art and Architecture from UPC in Barcelona and a PhD focused on design and politics from the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London. See Ursula’s portfolio here.

Dejan Mrdja graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at University of Belgrade. He has been working in the UK since 2007 for a number of pioneering British practices. Dejan is a course leader at Interior Architecture and Design course at Writtle University in Essex. His research interests are art installations, photography and drawing and is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins.