About Us

studio | REAL is an award-winning, leading urban design and masterplanning practice. Our approach derives from a strong ethos to ensure that each project we undertake:

has social value,
is environmentally responsible,
commercially aware, and
has design integrity.

studio | REAL has a small team of permanent staff which enables us to deliver a highly personal service. We don’t know and don’t do everything, but have established excellent working relationships with other professionals in the industry and can supplement our team to provide the full range of skills a project requires.

Roger Evans | MA DipArch DipUD MRTPI RIBA
Director | Urban Design, Urban Planning + Development Planning

Roger Evans is an architect, urban planner and urban designer. He has directed urban studies at city wide and site development scales including town, district and local centres, town expansions and new settlements. After working in both the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas, he established the Practice in 1992 to develop research and consultancy services in urban design.

He is a past Chair of the Urban Design Group and has taught as a visiting lecturer on urban design at several UK university courses. He has sat on advisory panels to government, written extensively in the professional press on urban design issues and sits on several local authority design review panels. Roger is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism and a Trustee of the Urban Design Group.

Roger has led major urban design studies for a wide range of historic, new and emerging towns and cities throughout the UK and also in Europe and the Middle East. He led the research and writing of the new Urban Design Compendium 2 (UDC2) for what is now the Homes and Communities Agency.

Annemarie de Boom | MSc (Urban Design)
Director | Urban Design + Urban Planning

Annemarie is a graduate from Delft University of Technology with over fifteen years UK experience as an urban planner and designer. She has previously worked at Colin Buchanan and also at BGSV, Rotterdam and PWA, Sydney before joining studio | REAL.

Annemarie is an experienced project manager and has led multi-disciplinary project teams for projects at city, town and neighbourhood scales. At Colin Buchanan she gained extensive experience in working closely with transport planners and highway engineers in preparing design-led transport and town centre improvement strategies. At studio | REAL she manages a variety of projects from town centre regeneration to the development of strategic plans for growing towns and preparation of design codes for new neighbourhoods.