Design of buildings can be judged in so many ways, Practicality, Cost, Aesthetics, Sustainability etc. Design also evolves as new materials become available and/or the cost of materials changes.
Modern design can invoke strong reactions both for and against.
Guildford Society wants to see good design in all new developments and re-developments. We have our Bi-annual design awards to highlight good design happening locally.
We will also highlight interesting architecture from outside the borough..
An architectural practice that has produced interesting designs recently is Peter Barber Architects
We plan to highlight other examples of interesting/challenging designs for your information in the future..
Help us make Guildford better
We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
Getting involved allows the society to continue its work. We welcome new members, from every age and background. Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.