We are architects and urban planners who focus on urban design at a range of scales from spatial planning to master planning, town centres and the public realm. We have extensive experience of the design, planning and delivery of urban design initiatives.

ETHOS | Our projects are driven by a passion for urban quality and an understanding of delivery mechanisms. We have a clear ethos which ensures that each project we undertake has social value, is environmentally responsible, viable, and has design integrity.

SCOPE | We are committed to advancing urban quality through practice, research, education and continue to evolve innovative techniques for looking at urban form and development. We have a collaborative approach and regularly work with other professional teams on complex projects either in a supporting or lead role.

CLIENTS | We work extensively with local authorities to bring expertise in achieving urban quality to spatial plans and major new development. This is frequently alongside in-house teams who need urban design experience to address particular projects or to meet peak workloads. 

Roger Evans | MA DipArch DipUD MRTPI RIBA
Director | Urban Design, Spatial 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 been a member of advisory panels to government, writes 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 has a special interest in urban form and how good urbanism can be achieved through the planning system. 

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.