A feeling of community was in full force throughout last week’s DLN London summit, which mixed speakers and small-group seminars with dazzling events and access to the city’s architectural wonders for a group of 350 members and sponsors.
The festivities kicked off with a pre-summit banquet at the opulent 18th-century Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. Cocktails at Kensington Palace were followed by traveling dinners at exclusive venues like The Charterhouse, a 14th-century Carthusian monastery; the historic Chiswick House; and the Sir John Soane’s Museum. A Thames river cruise delivered attendees to a private tour of the early-17th-century Queen’s House, site of the iconic Tulip Stairs.
The summit culminated in an awards dinner under the recently restored murals by Sir James Thornhill in the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, where Thomas A. Kligerman was presented with the sixth-annual Design Leadership Award by past recipient Suzanne Tucker.
Images by Grant Pritchard Photography.