Aurore Julien joined Llewelyn Davies Yeang to lead LDY Eco Systems, a design unit focused on eco and sustainable design. Aurore also drives forward green design in the practice. Trained as an engineer, Aurore has particular expertise in environmental design, building physics, natural ventilation, daylight and renewable energy systems. She also is accredited to carry out Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM International and LEED assessments. Aurore has been working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from schools, hospitals, residential, and offices, both in the UK and internationally. Notable projects prior to joining LDY, include an innovative design of the natural ventilation system for the Eden Institute, the first residential CHP in the UK, based in the Altrincham development, the CHP for a new campus for Columbia University, New York, and consultancy for hospital and school PFI projects and several large scale residential developments in the UK. Current projects with LDY include Tashkent, Premier City, and various competitions. Prior to joining LDY, Aurore worked as an environmental designer in BDSP, a sustainability driven building services consultancy. She then went on to head up sustainability of the engineering consultancy Ramboll Whitbybird (RWB) for four years. During her time with RWB, the Sustainability Designer of the Year Awards was won two years consecutively (BM, 2006, and BSJ, 2007).
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Aurore Julien, leader of Llewelyn Davies Yeang’s Eco System Design unit, urges architects to shun gadgets and rely on simple principles to achieve sustainability
Aurore Julien, leader of Llewelyn Davies Yeang’s Eco System Design unit, hopes the UK will follow the example set by the US and refurbish, instead of building new