As we face daunting challenges concerning our impact on the planet, architects have an important role to play. We are keenly aware of the long-term environmental effects of construction and how efficiently we use buildings. Sustainability requires us to consider energy use and materials but also offers an opportunity to bring us closer to nature while making our built environments adaptable for long-term resilience. We take this responsibility seriously and place sustainability at the centre of everything we do, both for the immediate and the future.
Our studio is a signatory to the RIBA Climate Challenge of reaching Net Zero by 2030 and to Architects Declare, a network of architectural practices committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity crises. Our team has design expertise with BREEAM, SKA, and Circular Economy principles. In our Circular Economy Workplace with British Land, we reduced fit-out waste by 70% and introduced a 10m high living wall to enhance indoor air quality. The Duke of York Restaurant also exemplifies our approach to achieving sustainability through design innovation. Using a fabric-first design approach to achieve BREEAM Excellent, the main restaurant is naturally ventilated through the sliding glazing, while extensive rooftop planting enhances local biodiversity.