Research + Design

25 years of professional award winning architectural and biophilic design. Current projects: community space, childrens theatre, garden room,extension to a listed house, residential developments of 6 homes and 7 flats. Alan King Award in 2009 for technical excellence and Abercrombie Awards in 2011 and 2017.


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About Research + Design

Architectural research and design services. Research + Design received the Alan King award in 2009 for technical excellence and the Abercrombie Award 2011 for 'Best Minor Development'. Robert Bedner MCIAT is the Director of the practice with over 25 years of professional experience in London, New York, Paris, Oslo and the UK. I have lectured as Module Leader in Architectural Technology and Building Physics at the University of Plymouth in 2010-2012, featured at Greenbuild Expo 2010, the Expert Advice Centre Grand Designs Live. We have a keen interest in biophilic design, a type of design that integrates nature with architecture to increase our connection with the natural world.
We are becoming known for providing simple and affordable yet stunning homes and extensions through our knowledge and expertise of materials and our links with builders and craftspeople.
Projects include: residential developments, new build flats, new build houses, residential extensions, renovations and refurbishments to listed properties, conversions of churchs and barns, contemporary home and apartment interiors,commercial developments and refurbishments.
We provide: Residential Design / Commercial Design / Interior Design / Planning and Building Reg Applications / Barn Conversions / Listed Buildings / Outline Planning Applications / Change of Use Applications / Schedule of Conditions / Property development / Student Accommodation.
Our working area includes the southwest of the UK up to and including London though we have also completed projects as far afield as Taiwan.
Rush Service available. Deferred Fee and Uplift Fee arrangements for planning and outline planning applications available.


Chartered Architectural Technologist
CIAT registered practice
Over 25 years professional design experience in Oslo, Paris, London, New York, and the southwest UK.
Member Design Review Panel for Plymouth City Council 2014/15
Abercrombie Award 2017 - Best Community Project
Abercrombie Award 2011 - Best Minor Development
Alan King Award 2009 - Design and Technical Excellence


Professional Indemnity Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £250,000.00
Valid until: 21st Feb 2019

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