Digital Design Review Panel

Meetings are available and can be booked online 
Design Reviews are delivered by Zoom online conferencing, all participants can be seen at the same time, share documents, point to drawings etc. Other applications such as Microsoft Teams or Cisco Webex can also be used if preferred. A Participants Guide is available to support the process.

Virtual site visits allow the architect to provide fly-through animation with satellite and street view images – and a well-appointed Panel with local knowledge enhances the discussion.
Please get in touch with any queries

Your impartial resource
for design support

Who we are

Design:Midlands – an independent, impartial resource providing design support for local authorities, communities, decision makers, housebuilders, businesses and design professionals. We are a recently merged organisation of two established charities, Opun (East Midlands) and MADE (West Midlands).

We believe in the importance of creating sustainable places where people want to live, work and socialise.

We support:

Participation – enabling creative engagement in place making
Advocacy – promoting the case for better quality design
Education - developing greater understanding of place
We offer design review, engagement and training functions using the combined talent of 60 Panel members – architects, landscape architects, engineers, highways environmental specialists and more. Our experience is in new community residential schemes, public realm, regeneration and all aspects of the built environment.
Please get in touch to find out more, or email on design review or training needs.

Julie Tanner / 07970 514 480 or
Dharmista Patel / 07967 638 786
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We're currently recruiting panel members to join the Design:Midlands Review Panel and the deadline for applications is 30 October 2020. If you're interested in applying, click here to find out more about what's required and how to submit your credentials.

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