A greater awareness of the potential for human impact on the environment has developed over recent years. We consider that as architects we have a responsibility to strive for a high level of environmental performance from our buildings. Primarily this involves thoughtful material choices and making good use of passive systems to minimise the environmental impact of our designs over their life cycle. There is also a growing opportunity to use active systems in projects and incorporation of on-site renewables production. Our latest multi-unit housing project is aiming to achieve net carbon zero.
In addition, in the design of urban environments we aim to be socially sensitive. Our design work aims to remain respectful to its history, culture, immediate surrounds, local community and the greater context.