The Higher Education Design Quality Forum is an independent organisation which exists to promote high quality design in university campuses, buildings and facilities, in the knowledge that this enhances teaching, learning, research and public engagement.
HEDQF achieves its objectives by organising tours, workshops and debates across the UK plus an overseas tour and a topic-based conference annually. The outcome of these events and research undertaken by HEDQF is made available to its members and the public using online and printed publications, exhibitions and film.
HEDQF was formed in the early 1990s but has since been established as a registered and charitable company.
HEDQF has a membership of over 160 organisations including its founder members comprising 33 universities, the Association of University Directors of Estates and 48 other organisations and companies.
HEDQF strives to maintain a balance of representation from higher education (both academics and estates professionals) and from architecture, design, engineering and construction. See HEDQF Vision and Values Statement
PDF copies of HEDQF’s registration, constitution and list of officers are available to download from the Resources section.