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 South-West Awards and the RIBA Downland Prize. Amongst other things he has a special interest in sustainability and is the Education Lead for MEB Design.

    Charles enjoys most sports especially hockey (which he still plays competitively), surfing, skiing and mountaineering. He has run two marathons and many half-marathons, often raising money for charity (including L.A.R.K. a charity for which Charles and MEB Design have helped to build a number of new facilities in Kenya). Charles is also a Church Warden for his local village church.

    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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