Design leadership involves embedding good design at the heart of an organisation or major project.
It is partly a cultural phenomenon, but also a practical one of ensuring that your structures and processes are set up to allow good design to germinate and flourish in your projects. If you are planning a large programme of projects on multiple sites, it can be challenging to ensure that there is a consistent quality to all of the work.
We are here to assist you in achieving lasting design leadership. Our services could range from:
- A single day interactive seminar on embedding design into the whole development process.
- A strategic review of existing documents and processes with a follow-on action plan and training package as required.
- Acting as design champion at Development Committee meetings (e.g. once a month).
- Acting as design champion for major schemes (e.g. quarterly design review).
- One to one coaching with senior development staff.
Mind the gap: Cities are full of unexploited gaps which can take time and energy to find and develop. Peabody ‘found’ 300 new homes on its land using a careful strategic approach, including a Stirling Prize nominee. What could your land yield?
A jewel on the high road: Restraint was the watchword in this Leytonstone scheme. We asked a leading UK architect to craft a gem for a corner site on the neighbourhood’s characterful high road.
Little and large: A major UK housebuilder collaborated with a small architectural practice on a very challenging east London railway-side site. The result was a multi-award-winning scheme for Peabody.
150 homes for 150 years: Plaistow’s Fever Hospital provided the inspiration for a competition run by Peabody to celebrate its 150th anniversary, including a prize for student entries.
From garage to garden: Over 100 homes, a new street and a bold artwork replaced garages on a K&C estate. Find out how the landscape made this new place knit with its context.
Intricate design and build: Architect and contractor worked closely together throughout the project to squeeze maximum development and social value from this impossible site, named after a maternity pioneer.