The NIC releases ‘Design Principles’

National Infrastructure Commission

The NIC’s expert Design Group has developed the UK’s first-ever Design Principles. Hanif Kara, cofounder and Design Director at AKT II and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at GSD Harvard, is part of the design group and worked on developing the Design Principles with the group.

‘Design is not something in the beginning, middle or end’. – Sadie Morgan, founding partner of dRMM Architects and the commissioner of the NIC Design Group.

Following the formation of the Design Group for the National Infrastructure Commission in 2019, the group released the UK’s first Design Principles which seek to embed four key considerations into the planning and delivery of the country’s infrastructure projects. The considerations are; climate, people, places and value.

Led by Professor Sadie Morgan, founding partner of dRMM Architects and the commissioner of the Design Group, said ‘We are moving into a seminal decade for our infrastructure and the design of every major project should celebrate our nation’s ambition for flourishing communities and an enriched environment.’

‘It is so humbling to part of such an important agenda, with a passionate and inclusive panel. Design is hard to define but its impact on quality of life is easy to measure in many orders and scales. ‘– Hanif Kara

You can find out more about the NIC and the Design Principles by clicking the link below.

Design Principles - Nationa Infrastructure Commission