Our work

MADE provides services and manages projects that promote good design, provide expert advice for those making decisions about places, encourage learning and debate about place-making, empower communities, connect people to the places where they live and work and nurture the next generation of design professionals.

Check out our projects below or click the categories on the left to view particular areas of work.

Our work falls into two areas: Design Quality and Community

Design Quality is all the work we do with professionals in the public and private sector to provide expert advice and promote good place-making. It includes design review, training, advice and facilitation. Nearly all our Design Quality work is paid for by charging fees.

Community describes all the work we do in education, arts and culture, heritage and with communities.  It includes, work to encourage collaboration between artists and architects, engineers and planners, our pioneering City Builders project to enable young people, whatever their backgrounds to enter the built environment professions, and projects to celebrate the heritage of places in the West Midlands and use it to shape tomorrow’s developments. Nearly all our Community work is paid for by grants, sponsorship or donations.