What are Study Tours?
Study Tours are themed one-day tours where we visit a range of community led projects to give you inspiration for your own buildings, spaces, homes or neighbourhood. You will gain valuable information and advice from groups and design professionals who have undertaken a similar process.
Who are they for?
- Community groups (1-3 representatives) who are involved in the early stages of a local regeneration project and would like to learn more about design. The tours will help you to develop design ideas for your project, and see and hear what works and what doesn’t.
- Regeneration professionals - These tours can help you discover new ways of working more creatively and equally with the local community on a built environment project. Sometimes professionals come along on their own to learn more about community led design and take this back to share with their colleagues. Other professionals have attended with a community group they are working with and found this a useful and enjoyable way to share thoughts and ideas about their project.
The format of the day depends on the kind and scale of project we are visiting but at each site we will be guided by a host who will tell us the story of the project. There's no better way to pick up tips on how to involve the wider community and overcome challenges in the design process than by hearing first hand from those who have already done it! The tours are also a great way to make contacts and share experience and ideas with other groups who are starting similar projects.
|Visiting inspiring buildings - Cardiff||Meeting other groups & sharing ideas - London|
Hearing from those who have already completed projects - Glasgow
Glass-House Study Tours aim to help groups move their projects forward and to provide inspiration. From the feedback we receive we know that groups find the visits incredibly valuable and come away with design ideas, a broader perspective of the community led design process and a sense of enthusiasm and excitement for the future of their projects.
How do I attend a Study Tour?
We offer a variety of tours including buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods, eco buildings and eco homes.
The Glass-House can deliver Study Tours for a single group or a number of groups on a particular theme.
We can also work with you to develop a tailor-made tour and identify a number of sites which relate directly to your project and its context.
If you're interested please fill in our 'Contact Us' form or call 020 7490 4583.