Studio B.A.D exhibition launches new year programme at Southampton’s God’s House Tower

Studio B.A.D exhibition launches new year programme at Southampton’s God’s House Tower

An exciting new exhibition from Southampton design collective, Studio B.A.D Architects, kicks off the new year for award-winning arts and heritage venue God’s House Tower this January.

 ‘Architecture Through a Shared Collaborative Process’ celebrates four years of working collaboratively and highlights the process and potential in working collectively to achieve inclusion and equality.

 On display for one weekend only, the Studio B.A.D team have put together an exhibition to showcase how they have worked with community groups across their projects through a process of listening initiated at community consultation workshops to develop shared visions and goals with the client body. The practice develops proposals with clients that are about the long-term sustainability of the community, with the architectural practice as partners in this relationship. The possibility that architecture can be developed through shared collaboration is an ambition and lived experience for the practice and their ethos is to collaborate with clients, designers, architects, artists and academics to bring a range of voices and perspectives to enrich their projects.

 Studio B.A.D Architects are a talented collective, working collaboratively across the private and commercial sector to deliver thoughtful, rich design solutions. Set-up in 2019 by architect Darren Bray, Studio B.A.D Architects have studios located in Southampton and South Devon and work predominantly across the south and south west, with projects including Southampton’s radical bookshop October Books, The Summer Lounge at Guildhall Square, and the re-imagination of Bedford Place.

 At the core of Studio BAD’s ethos is the concept of re-use; believing in the power of reimagining buildings, districts and spaces, to create engaging and reanimated places across a multitude of project types. Studio B.A.D Architects firmly believe that architecture holds the potential to be a vehicle for social and economic change for the better.

 Studio B.A.D founder, Darren Bray, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to celebrate and showcase our collective collaboration over the past four years. The journey has been enjoyable and challenging in equal measure, but we are having fun and learning plenty, with our wonderful clients, consultant collaborators and some wonderful communities. This exhibition is a moment in time, to pause and reflect on our key philosophy, which is to bring about social change through architecture. Our creative endeavour is about provocation and thoughtful playfulness, to bring about joy in the world!’

 ‘Architecture Through a Shared Collaborative Process’ by Studio B.A.D is free to visit and on display at God’s House Tower from Friday 20th January until Sunday 22nd January 2023.


  • God’s House Tower is open to the public from Friday to Sunday. The venue will reopen after the holidays on Friday 20th January 2023 from 10am.
  • There is a Christmas makers’ market at God’s House Tower, with free entry and lots of lovely food and things to buy, on December 10, 11, 17 & 18. For more information,  click here.


  • You can find out more about Studio B.A.D on their website – CLICK HERE
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