The Design Commission for Wales is a national organisation established in 2002 by the Welsh Government, to champion good design and a high quality built environment.
Design Quality is not just about the external appearance of buildings and their surroundings.
Design is a creative process of analysis and synthesis: analysing, identifying and diagnosing problems and barriers, then solving them through critique, research, development and testing to create innovative processes, products, services and tools.
Design is a creative means by which to realise innovation and add value.
Good design in the built environment plays a key role in economic growth and in raising the quality of the places where we live and work and therefore our daily lives.
Quality is not just about external appearance.
Quality is about fitness for purpose, environmental performance, social and economic sustainability, responsiveness to user needs and the aspirations of the local and national community.