We don't just design buildings, we set standards, shape opinion and contribute to books and papers, guidelines and reports. Our work has been in press and it's helped influence government thinking. Our efforts are directed towards making policy more practical and effective, campaigning for quality and fairness, finding creative ways to solve specific problems, and reflecting on lessons learned from nearly 50 years in practice.
Following our consultation on the draft London Housing Design Guide, Design for London asked us to provide research to shape the final guidance. This document deals with how to increase... Read more
This report considers how to best address the challenge of providing homes that meet the needs and aspirations of the older people of the future. A thirteen-member panel, chaired by Lord... Read more
We investigated the potential impact of applying the ‘Lifetime Homes Standards’ to current and future housing typologies. The Department for Communities and Local Government commissioned us for this study as... Read more
We wrote this widely referenced resource for residential refurbishment in collaboration with Anthony Richardson & Partners. As clauses themselves are tools to clarify, we have explained when and which have... Read more
Alongside PRP Architects, we carried out a thorough review of design guidance for all types of specialised housing. Rather than limiting our search to just older persons and supported housing –... Read more
The Lifetime Homes technical forum was set up to identify areas of particular importance or concern to members of the housing industry prior to the Government reaffirming its commitment to... Read more
We developed a user-friendly ‘space standards calculator’ to generate the minimum dwelling floor areas which would comfortably meet the 2011 range of standards for affordable housing. Based on any combination... Read more