Studio 17, Comberton Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7BA
Nestled within leafy grounds in Barton you’ll find CDC Studio, a veritable hub of innovation, where grand designs are brought to life by a thriving team of creatives.
Headed up by directors, husband and wife Robin and Delphine Dryer, the inclusive architectural design studio has a varied portfolio, ranging from large-scale housing developments to school masterplans, across Cambridgeshire and London.
Collaboration is key to the studio ethos – both with clients and amongst the enthusiastic nine-strong team of skilled architects – and regular design charettes lead to inspiring and engaging architectural solutions. Robin and Delphine previously worked as architects in London, where they gained extensive industry experience, before moving to Cambridge to start a family. They launched Chadwick Dryer Clarke in 2011, and rebranded as CDC Studio in 2022.
Amongst their striking designs is an expansive sports and learning building with rooftop games area for the Stephen Perse Foundation; and The Rising Path, a dramatic 96-metre elevated walkway which spirals between trees and overlooks the Systematic Beds at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The award-winning practice, which also has a London studio, is currently working on 80 thoughtfully-designed dwellings on This Land’s flagship development, Eddeva Park, on Cambridge’s urban edge.
Known for their joyful designs, CDC listens to clients’ requirements, making their visions a reality first in sketches, then through 3D technology, utilising BIM (Building Information Modelling). Signed up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Change initiative, CDC are also passionate about sustainability in building. Recently they forecast the carbon levels that would be used in the full lifecycle of a school – a skill they can offer future clients.
Robin, Delphine and their friendly team love to work on a variety of projects so if you’ve been dreaming of a stunning new build or a wow-factor office, give them a call!