About DRU

About DRU

Seen as a twentieth century trailblazer, Design Research Unit was the first consultancy to combine expertise in architecture, graphics, and industrial design in the UK and has shaped the nature of our physical surroundings and design culture for over six decades. Since 2004, Design Research Unit has been an integral part of Scott Brownrigg - raising the standard of design through industry-leading thinking, research, collaboration, and peer review.

Intelligent Architecture (iA)

Launched in 2013, Intelligent Architecture (iA) is a research publication produced in-house by our Design Research Unit team. Published multiple times a year, each issue explores a new theme and topical issues with contributions from experts across the practice and wider industry. Read the latest issue of iA here.

“Design Research Unit inspires both curiosity and design possibility in terms of the built environment that we envisage and craft together. We promote visionary and conceptual thinking and aim to empower the next generation of designers to tackle the significant global challenges we face today.”

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