Our approach

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we undertake. We audit all projects against global standards, while developing bespoke strategies that drive our environmental agenda. To build sustainably requires us to design holistically, and our unique integrated design approach enables us to develop innovative strategies that have a firm focus on the future of the environment.

 

From within the practice, structural and environmental engineers, together with many other specialist design teams, work alongside the architects to develop fully integrated design solutions. Every project starts with fresh thinking, leading to a solution that is tailor-made to both site and user. Design is typically undertaken by a small, close-knit team; the team that starts a project sees it through to completion, thus providing continuity throughout. We always consider the built environment as a totality and to apply a truly integrated approach to responsible design.

 

Partnership Board

The strategic direction of the practice is set by the Partnership Board: Norman Foster (Founder and Executive Chairman), Stefan Behling, Grant Brooker, Nigel Dancey, Spencer de Grey, Gerard Evenden, Luke Fox, David Nelson, Matthew Streets and David Summerfield. Day to day management is provided by the Management Board, drawn from the wider group of senior partners and partners, all of whom share in the ownership of the practice and are central to its continuing evolution. Maintaining the design ethos of the practice, the Design Board has overall design responsibility for every project, from the start of the design process through to construction drawings. 

 

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