Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) aims to create better
buildings and places. We believe that the design of buildings, streets
and public places has an impact on everyone, every minute of every day.
We think it is possible to make our every day experiences more enjoyable
and more fun by improving our surroundings.
We make sure
that new schemes which are about to be built are well designed by talking
to architects, designers, local planners, people who live nearby and the
people paying for the project. We call this Design Review.
We work closely
with people who are right at the beginning of the process of constructing
a new building – School Governors, for example, who need advice
to put together all the information needed to make sure that architects
and engineers design the best possible building for their particular
needs. We call this process Enabling.
CABE does is geared towards making people more aware of the buildings
and places around them. We do lots of campaigning work, showing the impact
that the design of buildings has. We have worked with Radio 5 to find
out what people think about the design of new sports buildings. We also
worked with the BBC on Streets of Shame which asked for nominations
of favourite and least favourite streets. We want to know what people
like and dislike so that new buildings take these ideas into account.
campaigns we hope to get everyone looking at the buildings and streets
around them and questioning why they have been designed that way and
how they might be improved. Some of these people – people like you – might
find this as fascinating as we do and start to try and change the built
environment for the better.
The Tower Building
11 York Road
Tel: 44 020