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Architype retains AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year title


Architype has been named the AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year for the second year running

For the second consecutive year, the jury unanimously named Architype as AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year, noting that ‘the profession should listen up because Architype is disrupting business as usual’ and delivering highly sustainable buildings – easily two or three years ahead of other leading firms. 

‘Architype is not standing still,’ the jury commented. With a proven record in education, the practice is diversifying into the office and residential sectors and proving that there is a business case for greener buildings.

In addition to the AJ100 Building of the Year award-shortlisted BREEAM Outstanding Passivhaus Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, two prototype houses for Archihaus, the practice’s residential development arm, were completed in 2015. 

Architype undertakes performance monitoring on every project, transparently shares its expertise and is on track to guarantee performance of its buildings by 2020, a commitment that director Jonathan Hines acknowledges is ‘scary’. More than 10 per cent of the practice’s annual budget is devoted to research. Architype can demonstrate year-on-year improvement of building performance through detailed analysis with research partners. 


  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Bennetts Associates
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Grimshaw
  • HTA Design
  • Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • PRP
  • Sheppard Robson


  • Meredith Bowles, Mole Architects
  • Hattie Hartman, The Architects’ Journal
  • Simon Sturgis, Sturgis Carbon Profiling
  • Carl Turner, Carl Turner Architects
  • Anna Woodeson, LTS Architects

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