Caring Wood is RIBA House of the Year

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Caring Wood in Kent, a ‘paragraph 55’ house reviewed by the DSE design review panel, has been named 2017 RIBA House of the Year. Designed by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell the house is inspired by the traditional oast houses of Kent, the … [Continue reading]

Croydon’s Whitgift redevelopment approved

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A scheme to redevelop a major south London shopping centre, which was reviewed by the DSE panel, has been given planning approval. The London Borough of Croydon has given the go ahead for the Whitgift Shopping Centre to be redeveloped with a mix … [Continue reading]

Consultant required – help us plan our work with communities

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We are seeking a consultant to help us increase our direct involvement with communities As an enterprising charity, we have developed a financial model based entirely on fee income. Everything we do is in the public interest, but often the benefit … [Continue reading]

Join our team – full time post for Design Advisor

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Join a growing organisation at the forefront of promoting good design in the built environment. DSE is an independent charity working to improve the quality of design in the built environment. We started over 20 years ago as an architecture centre … [Continue reading]

Brighton & Hove City Charrette – 11th December 2017

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Building at Density: what does good look like? With a growing demand for homes and jobs within the restricted city boundaries of Brighton and Hove there are pressures to increase residential densities. But with poor examples from the late … [Continue reading]

Annual Architecture Lecture to discuss Developing Historic Environments

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Every year The Guildford Society holds its Annual Architecture Lecture hosted by the University of Surrey. Run by volunteers to provide a forum for debate about the issues affecting Guildford Town and Borough, the Society is known for holding … [Continue reading]

Housing delivery under threat through a lack of design skills in planning

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The Government, both in its manifesto and in the recent Housing Green Paper, committed itself to a step change in the delivery of high quality new homes across the country.  New research puts those aspirations in doubt because of worsening design … [Continue reading]

DSE Panel grows to meet demand

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DSE has recently completed a refresh and expansion of its main expert panel. The panel provides expert advisors for our design reviews throughout London, the South East and East Anglia as well as helping us with workshops, charrettes, training and … [Continue reading]

Kingston Panel appointed

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DSE has completed the recruitment and appointment of a new design review panel on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The panel will review all new development proposals in Kingston over a certain threshold. Like many outer London … [Continue reading]

Join our Black Country Panel

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Help us build a 21st century garden city in the West Midlands The Black Country LEP is seeking built environment experts to join an assessment panel for its Black Country Garden City initiative, which will be managed by DSE.  People with a wide … [Continue reading]