Design commissioning training.

We can all think of numerous books, articles and training courses about housing design, but how many books are there which coach the commissioners in how to ‘client’ good housing?

Claire has created specific training material for commissioners and funders of new housing. She has delivered well-received courses and lectures at a number of places including for Chartered Institute of Housing conferences, the Greater London Authority and Urban Design London.

Download Design Matters: A quick start guide to commissioning great housing.


Claire has given design and other housing-related training at:

Claire delivered a series of design awareness workshops for a large number of our housing and land staff, these were universally well-received. Claire is ‎an engaging trainer with a rare ability to clearly explain both policy and practice.
— Jamie Ratcliff, Greater London Authority
A formidable intellect combined with wit and empathy. Claire’s insight and frankness are balanced by her deep knowledge - and she communicates that effectively to audiences of all kinds.
— Lisa Taylor, Future of London
Bennie’s session was excellent. I had no post lunch fatigue! All relevant, interactive and shared my passion for delivering top design possible.

Claire’s presentation was informative and engaging. All very good.

Really like how Claire Bennie speaks, great mix of practical advice on things we all know but usefully reminded of.
— Conference delegates, Urban Design London