THE 15 CASE STUDY PRACTICES
Acanthus Holden Architects: nine staff in Pembroke, Wales.
Community architecture and conservation, which informs materials choice. 20+ years of sustainability
Architype: 29 staff, in Upper Twyford, near Hereford (12) and London (17). Clients mostly look for sustainability. Genesis building study AJ 08.06.06. Healthy buildings. Natural technologies
Associated Architects: 48 staff in Birmingham. Mostly commercial.
Now greening through BS 14001 implementation and forming a green team - part of all projects
Atelier Ten: 56 staff, in London (44) and New York (12). Engineer which brings green strategy to many architecture projects. And a US perspective. Advocates UK Green Building Council
Atkins: 35 staff in Leeds, part of Atkins Global's 15,000 staff. Much local public sector work. Partnering. Specialists push practice forward. Systems more informal than formal. BS 14001
BBM Sustainable Design: six staff in Lewes, West Sussex.
Developing a regional architecture. Very hands-on in sourcing materials and on site. Natural materials
ECD: 15 staff in London. Very focused on sustainability, and on energy within that. Architecture and consultancy, including ECD Project Services. Own green building refurb
Feilden Clegg Bradley: 120 staff in Bath (80) and London (40).
More mainstream clients in future? Design Matrix great for setting priorities. Clever intranet - anyone can upload. Bikes
Jestico + Whiles: 95 staff, in London (80) and Prague (15). Very committed to community and regeneration. BS 14001. Learning as a key practice activity. Employee Benefit Trust
John Gilbert Architects: 10 staff in Glasgow. Community architecture background. RIAS accredited. Regional design with climate. Recycled components. Carbon footprints
Jon Broome Architects: 1.5 staff in Lewisham, SE London. Live/work in self-build house. Promotes self-build. Very hands-on in sourcing and on site. Design for exibility/longevity
Mansel Architects: two staff in Belper, Derbyshire. Community architect in small working town, committed to regeneration.
Simple, healthy buildings. Local materials sourcing
MAST Architects: 14 staff in Glasgow. Background in tenement rehab - social focus. RIAS accredited. Local sourcing means jobs as well as embodied energy. Scottish timber industry
PRP: 340 staff, in Surrey (150), London (140), Milton Keynes (30) Manchester (20). Core is social housing. BS 14001 planned. PRP Environmental Services. New researchers. Bikes
White Design: 14 staff in Bristol. Mainly public sector. Sustainability a 'mission for us'. 'Builder of the Month' award. Pioneering use of materials; very hands-on. Practice allotment