Cabe at Design CouncilThe Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) was the UK government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space between 1999 and 2011. CABE merged with the Design Council in 2011 and continues to offer expert advice on the built environment.
How places are designed, planned and built affects everyone. Every development has the potential to transform lives and the environment, when it goes beyond achieving practical and commercial aims.
Since 1999, Cabe has provided expert design consultation, design review and training. We’ve collaborated extensively with different clients, including developers, planners, design teams, NHS trusts, local authorities and the communities they serve. We’ve established a unique, impartial understanding of the issues our clients face.
Our skilled, professional team works with our nationwide, cross-sector network of Built Environment Experts to offer support in delivering sustainable places where people want to live and work.
Our expertise range from housing and office developments to nationally significant infrastructure projects and neighbourhood planning support, landscape design, healthcare, procurement, public space strategy and sustainable urban design.
Cabe has been extraordinarily influential in the betterment of architecture in the UK for a long time. My own personal experience has been akin to what it is nowadays – a rare, honest, informed, and productive conversation with colleagues that care about the same things one does.Rafael Vinoly