Royal Institute of British Architects

Journal article

Marked by distinction

A new research approach has proved that good design adds cash value to property.

Good design: it all adds up

Good design – it all adds up brings together research from the UK and abroad to illustrate the benefits that good design in housing, education, health, the workplace and public spaces can bring, and what happens if that investment is not made.

The value of architecture: Context and current thinking

This paper begins by examining how economic models have developed over time to define the boundaries of cost and value in building. How value is variously described in other fields is compared, and the technique of value management as a good design tool is analysed...