The Forum Exeter, Devon

An RIBA south west award wining building at Exeter University in Devon; The Forum. This building benefited from design review during the design and pre-planning stage

Design Review Panel Training 2018

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Taunton and the Somerset County Cricket Ground in November 2018. The event was extremely well attended by local authority representatives, house builders and design team members

Exeter Quay by Jonathan Braddick

Photograph of Exeter Quay taken by Architect and Design Review Panel Manager Jonathan Braddick. The Design Review Panel holds regular design review panel sessions at Exeter City Council

Design Review Panel Training 2018

Design Review Panel training event 2018. Jonathan Tricker, Highways Engineer, Urban Designer & Director at Phil Jones Associates, gave a talk entitled: ‘Highway Design in Placemaking’

Steiner School Exeter

The design review Panel was engaged by Willmott Dixon during the pre-application design stage of the project to help them prepare a design that would be acceptable to the local authority

Design Review Panel Site Visit Poole

Photograph from a 2018 design review panel site visit carried out in Dorset in 2018. A full sit down design review panel was subsequently held in the Poole Borough Council Offices

North Grays Farm Para 79 House

External visualization for a NPPF paragraph 55 (now 79) house that was presented to the design review panel. This project has subsequently gone on to achieve planning permission and is now built on site

Design Review Panel Training 2017

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon in December 2017. The event was extremely well attended by local authority representatives, house builders and design team members

Para 79 House by Hawkes Architecture

Para 79 House in Dover Kent by Hawkes Architecture

Rockfish Exeter Quay

A small but sensitive project in Exeter Quay; The Rockfish Restaurant has been designed by Grainge Architects who engaged with The Design Review Panel during the design & pre -application planning stage

Pegasus Life Project Sidmouth Devon

Pegasus Life secured planning permission through public inquiry for a Sarah Wigglesworth Architects scheme for a C2 assisted living community at The Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon. The Design Review Panel (www.designreviewpanel.co.uk) were instructed by East Devon District Council (EDDC) to provide multidisciplinary, expert, independent and impartial guidance and feedback to the local authority, applicant and design team during the pre-application design stage.

Plymouth Hoe

Photograph of Plymouth Hoe, Devon. The Design Review Panel holds regular design review panel sessions at Plymouth City Council

Design Review Panel Training 2017

Design Review Panel training session carried out in Exeter, Devon in December 2017. The event was extremely well attended and incorporated a mock design review panel session and design workshop

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Arun Baybars

Architect

Arun is an experienced and imaginative architect living and working in London. He enjoys complex problem solving, and the novel and nuanced solutions that challenging sites and briefs can give rise to. As a designer, he believes in the importance of basic principles: scale and proportion, high quality materials, well-functioning living spaces, ample and well-judged use of daylighting, the art of designing social spaces, and finessing the boundaries between public and private realms.

Through many years working on the later construction stages of large and sometimes demanding projects Arun has developed strong technical skills and an eye for what is likely to be achievable or successful as a detailed finished piece of architecture.

While his experience has been focussed on medium to large scale residential architecture, it has included other building types and uses such as co-living, light industrial, schools, and at one point, a foreign consulate. He has led residential projects varying in scale from 65 to 364 units for clients including Poplar Harca, Countryside Properties, A2Dominon, Ecoworld, Octavia Housing Association, and the London Borough of Hackney. Most recently he led the team working on the planning submission for Westminster City Council’s first Passivhaus social housing scheme.

Arun is involved in organising internal design and technical reviews of projects within his office, and until the first lockdown had begun to participate as a visiting critic at Westminster University for both second year architecture students and with the Designing Cities course (a course aimed at careers in urban design and planning.)

He have always been fascinated by the diversity of London as a collection of distinct neighbourhoods rich in character, and by its huge wealth in the diversity of its residents, and the life, culture and identity they have brought to the city. This and the layers of history that are visible in its streets, obvious and discreet, and the fact that it is a green, people-friendly, but also bustling and dynamic city make it a place he really loves.

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