About

What is renga?

Renga is a form of Japanese poetry that is written collaboratively. Renga design is about working with you to realise your design goals. The best architecture is not a monologue but a conversation between the all of those involved and impacted.

I provide a design service that is both friendly and professional.

I believe that good design is essential in creating places where people want to live, work and visit- places that are good for the soul. The smallest changes can make a difference. I enjoy working with others on projects of all scales from the selection of a door handle to extending communities at a masterplanning scale.

My work benefits from my being part of the design community as a member of the Bournemouth Design Panel and being active in the Dorset branch of the RIBA.



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Qualifications
  • Foundation Degree in Garden Design
  • BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part I)
  • PGdip Architecture (RIBA Part II)
  • MA in Professional Practice (RIBA Part III) Architecture
  • ARB registered architect

Experience

I have worked for local practices across a range of building projects including offices at Glasshouse studios, Steps youth club in Weymouth, Hamworthy library, one off luxury homes and a BALI award winning garden.

Education

I originally trained as a garden designer at the Arts University Bournemouth and Kingston Maurward college in Dorchester culminating in he creation of a small show garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show.

I then studied architecture at Plymouth and London South Bank university with my professional practice exams taken at Portsmouth University.


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Design Principles

Good design impacts on lives in a positive way. Building responsibly with the experience of the occupant and the environment in mind.

Space is a priority; space to live, space to dance.

Texture through the combination of materials and their detailing enriches.

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How can I help you?

I uniquely offer architectural services with the ability to include garden design which results in the full consideration of place making; maximising the value of the design.

I am able to advise from inception to completion working to a schedule and budget that fits your needs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your project; however big or small. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Services

  • Concept designs for both architecture and gardens
  • Basic measured surveys of existing buildings and gardens
  • Building regulations applications
  • Planting plans and maintenancce schedules
  • Permitted development proposals
  • Planning approvals
  • Discharge of planning conditions including landscape proposals
  • Help with appointing contractors and landscapers (tender preparation)
  • Site supervisioin during build
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sarah@rengadesign.co.uk