DCMS has responsibility for architectural design. We aim to raise awareness about the importance of good architectural design in defining our environment, and encourage high standards of design quality in building projects.
We encourage a general enthusiasm for good architecture and urban design, by promoting better education, public debate and more public participation in the processes by which architecture and urban design quality are determined. We are also committed to developing young people's awareness of architecture and the built environment.
DCMS is the sponsor department for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Government's independent champion for architecture and urban design in England.