Spotting Quality Design

February 12th , 10 am - 4pm,
Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford



The last in our series of good practice seminars saw delegates brave the elements in Chelmsford for a day of tours and lectures at Anglia Ruskin University. The day started with a  coach and walking tour of good and bad design examples led by Essex Design Initiative (EDI) which allowed delegates the ideal opportunity to look closely at schemes deemed to be both good and bad examples of design.

Following a much needed hot drink, the delegates discussed the schemes in groups that they had seen in the morning with a facilitator present within each group to prompt debate. After a networking lunch, the afternoon slot started with an inspiring lecture from Andrew Claiborne, Anglia Ruskin University on the history of architectural design and why design quality matters. Then Jane Powell from the University of East Anglia gave an interesting and insightful lecture about Lingwood, a low carbon affordable housing scheme in Norfolk, where delegates had the opportunity to hear feedback from residents of the scheme.


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