Design Review Training - London

29 November 2013

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Central London


The event will provide an insight into what a design review panel is looking for from the perspective of the reviewer. It introduces the principles of design review and techniques for those who wish to sit on a design review panel, either as a panel member or as the chair. 

The event includes presentation skills and proven design review techniques. It demonstrates how to provide constructive criticism as a panel member and gives an overview of the role of Panel Chair. This includes bringing together the opinions of the panel, managing conflicts and making sure that the final report accurately reflects the panel discussions.


The session will be run by Barry Shaw and Ben van Bruggen. Ben and Barry are independent advisers on architecture, town planning and urban design.

Barry Shaw set up the Kent Architecture Centre in 1995 and was a key player in establishing CABE from the Royal Fine Art Commission. Barry was subsequently responsible for setting up the South East Regional Design Review Panel, in partnership with the RIBA, which followed the CABE model but adapted it for the needs of a large region. He has wide experience of design review in the UK and overseas.

Ben van Bruggen qualified as a town planner and urban designer and has 18 years of planning and urban design experience in the public sector, government agencies and private practice. He joined CABE as deputy to the Director of Design Review in 2001. Ben helped the NHS and the Home Office to set up their own internal design review panels. Ben remains active on the Home Office design review panel is currently writing the Home Office's Design Panel protocol.


To book your place, please complete the booking form below and email to

For questions and further information please contact Emma Livingston-Jones or Tom Symonds
0207 307 5352





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