Our team

The Design Council team work together across programme delivery, research, policy, communications and corporate services to realise our goal of delivering purposeful design for public benefit. We collaborate closely with our associate network of Built Environment Experts and Design Associates to bring together the right team for every project.

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Built Environment Experts

Our Built Environment Experts (BEEs) are drawn from a range of sectors and together comprise a network of highly respected specialists. This network of over 400 leaders in their fields enables our in-house team to create bespoke Design Advice panels that bring together local knowledge and world-class expertise. Find out more about these services here.

Among them are leaders of built environment professional bodies, world-renowned academics and several RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted and winning architects.

Some of our BEEs are profiled below, or download our Guide to our Built Environment Experts to view all their profiles.

Design Associates

Our Design Associates (DAs) bring a wide range of expertise to our design support work. This network is largely built up of independent design professionals working at the top of their field across public and private sector organisations including Virgin, Tesco, the NHS and Dyson. Find out more about how our DAs can help you tackle a design challenge here.

Sounding board

We keep in close contact with a cross-section of industry leaders representing the various facets of the design world, from intellectual property to architecture to fashion, to keep us plugged in to the latest trends and issues facing the industry.