The centre works in a number of ways to promote good design, through the CABE and English Heritage Design and Heritage Environment Champions programme, through design review and a wide range of client support services. If you are looking for exemplars in design or would like advice on specialist areas we may be able to help.
We are always willing to provide a sounding board for projects and initiatives which, whilst not necessarily directly within our normal sphere of operation, we may be able to help by ‘signposting' to other organisations for assistance or support by raising public awareness.
We are keen to support the use of in-depth and extended consultative events to solve complex planning and development issues in urban and rural settings. Typically these would bring together all the key stake-holders and decision-makers to reach consensual and conclusive results based on principles of good design. The means by which we achieve this might include creating informative exhibitions, facilitating public meetings, or devising more creative techniques or ways of working that are more accessible for younger and older members of the community.We also work with other organisations such as Planning Aid which can provide support in this field.
Design and Heritage Environment Champions
Find out about Design Review, what the benefits are and how to run a panel.
A guide to the services of the Architecture Centre Devon and Cornwall including running design workshops and guidance for clients on competitive tendering for architects and design teams.
Did you know?
Are you purchasing or developing an older property and you think it may be listed?
You can search the English Heritage database for listed buildings. Register with the website to find out free of charge.
Always check your proposals with the local authority planning department, altering or demolishing a listed building without consent is a criminal offence. Your conservation officer will also be able to tell you if the property is within a conservation area this may affect alterations to your property or a new development.