Nov 5, 2019 | London |
DLN London Summit
DLN London Summit

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.

EVENT GALLERY
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace
Klaus Baer, Cathy Austin and Rush Jenkins
Klaus Baer, Cathy Austin and Rush Jenkins
Klaus Baer, Cathy Austin and Rush Jenkins
Rebecca Birdwell, the Duke of Marlborough and Nina Campbell
Rebecca Birdwell, the Duke of Marlborough and Nina Campbell
Rebecca Birdwell, the Duke of Marlborough and Nina Campbell
Amanda Reynal, Katie Leede and Jenny Brown
Amanda Reynal, Katie Leede and Jenny Brown
Amanda Reynal, Katie Leede and Jenny Brown
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Chiswick House
Chiswick House
Chiswick House
Matthew Pober, Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain and David Scott
Matthew Pober, Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain and David Scott
Matthew Pober, Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain and David Scott
Old Royal Naval College
Old Royal Naval College
Old Royal Naval College
Fiona West, Lisa Adams and Birgit Klein
Fiona West, Lisa Adams and Birgit Klein
Fiona West, Lisa Adams and Birgit Klein
Florian Ortkrass of Random International, Melanie Turner and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Florian Ortkrass of Random International, Melanie Turner and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Florian Ortkrass of Random International, Melanie Turner and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Nina Campbell, Tom Kligerman, Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell, Tom Kligerman, Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell, Tom Kligerman, Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell and Suzanne Tucker
Bella Mancini and Frank Ponterio
Bella Mancini and Frank Ponterio
Bella Mancini and Frank Ponterio
Peter Sallick, Ohara Davies-Gaetano, Doug Wright and Tom Stringer
Peter Sallick, Ohara Davies-Gaetano, Doug Wright and Tom Stringer
Peter Sallick, Ohara Davies-Gaetano, Doug Wright and Tom Stringer
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
Dinner in the King’s Drawing Room at Kensington Palace
Dinner in the King’s Drawing Room at Kensington Palace
Dinner in the King’s Drawing Room at Kensington Palace
The Tulip Stairs at  Queen’s House
The Tulip Stairs at Queen’s House
The Tulip Stairs at Queen’s House
Peter Sallick, DLN founder
Peter Sallick, DLN founder
Peter Sallick, DLN founder
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman
Nina Campbell, Tom Kligerman, Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell, Tom Kligerman, Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker
Nina Campbell, Tom Kligerman, Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker
Tom Kligerman and Rebecca Birdwell
Tom Kligerman and Rebecca Birdwell
Tom Kligerman and Rebecca Birdwell
Nina Campbell, Randolph Churchill and Catherine Churchill
Nina Campbell, Randolph Churchill and Catherine Churchill
Nina Campbell, Randolph Churchill and Catherine Churchill
Rebecca Birdwell, Liz Caan, Lizzie Dinkel and Matt Berman
Rebecca Birdwell, Liz Caan, Lizzie Dinkel and Matt Berman
Rebecca Birdwell, Liz Caan, Lizzie Dinkel and Matt Berman
The Charterhouse
The Charterhouse
The Charterhouse
Wayne Swadron and Jessica LaGrange
Wayne Swadron and Jessica LaGrange
Wayne Swadron and Jessica LaGrange
Paul Whalen, Sandra Lucas, Sarah Brooks Eilers and Michael Imber
Paul Whalen, Sandra Lucas, Sarah Brooks Eilers and Michael Imber
Paul Whalen, Sandra Lucas, Sarah Brooks Eilers and Michael Imber
The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College
Magd Riad, Catherine Davin, Silvia Nobili and Tom Stringer
Magd Riad, Catherine Davin, Silvia Nobili and Tom Stringer
Magd Riad, Catherine Davin, Silvia Nobili and Tom Stringer
The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman
Tom Kligerman