Design review

Guidance on how CABE evaluates quality in architecture and urban design

CABE’s design review committee offers expert advice on the quality of designs for selected projects. This document offers guidance on how the committee goes about this.

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CABE’s design review committee considers projects of all types and sizes, from urban masterplans to individual buildings, as well as engineering structures, landscaping and public realm schemes and projects in other categories. Not all of what follows will be relevant to every project or every type of project. The majority of the principles set out, however, will have some relevance to most projects.

Although the document’s principal purpose is to provide insight into how CABE works, it will also be useful to other organisations, including funding agencies and planning authorities, involved in appraising design quality.

This document was CABE's original introduction to the design review process. This was superceded in July 2006 with updated guidance.

Published on 14 March 2002