MEB Design Ltd is an architectural practice with offices in London, Oxford and Kent



The Team

Charles Darby


Charles studied at Cambridge and Oxford Brookes Universities where he won competition and year awards. He lives near Oxford where he helped to establish and now runs the Oxford office. Charles leads the Professional Studies subject area of the RIBA Studio (previously the Office-Based Exam) and is an Examiner and Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He has previously been short-listed for the RIBA SW Awards and the RIBA Downland Prize. Amongst other things he has a special interest in sustainability and is the Learning Communities lead for MEB Design.

Charles enjoys most sports especially hockey (which he still plays competitively), surfing, sailing and skiing. He has run two marathons and many half-marathons, often raising money for L.A.R.K. (a charity that he has supported for many years). L.A.R.K. supports a children’s rescue centre in Kenya for which Charles and MEB Design have helped to build a number of new facilities.

Projects Completed

SLG Convent of the Incarnation

SLG Convent - Sisters of the Love of God, Convent of the Incarnation

Blackfriars – Annexe – University of Oxford

Blackfriars Oxford

Hoe Bridge School – Dining Hall Extension

Hoe Bridge School

Abingdon School, Beech Court Reshuffle

Abingdon School

The Manor Prep School, Sports Hall

The Manor Sports Hall

SLG Convent of the Incarnation – Chapel

Frilford Heath Golf Club

Abingdon School, Greening Court

Five Mile Drive, Oxford

Hoe Bridge School – Chapel Redevelopment

Hoe Bridge School Pre-Prep, Woking

St Andrew’s Church, North Oxford

Beaudesert Park School Performing Arts Centre

NAYC NTGA Trampolining Centre

Latimer and Crick

Writer’s Room, North Oxford

North Oxford Townhouse Extension

The Barn, Old

Bradfield College – Blackburn Science Centre

Oxford Night Shelter

NAYC Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre

Church Mission Society

Long Crendon Baptist Church

Dragon School – Forum

Uppingham School – Boarding House

Childrens Rescue Centre, Kenya

Flexney’s House

Florence House Offices

Long Bridges Boat House

Bramcote School Sports Hall

Roedean School Theatre

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