Context and sustainability should be the fundamental generators of design. However, when considering sustainability we must realise technology alone will not provide the final solution and that lifestyle change will be critical – how we as designers encourage that is our key challenge. As architects we must create enjoyable places to live, work and play and examine proposals in both regional and local context. Developing proposals whilst considering these and other issues (historical analysis, consultation with end users and clients) makes for an enjoyable and rigorous design process and provides a richer final proposal.
BA (Hons) Architecture, MArch RIBA Pt II, RIBA Pt III
Birmingham School of Architecture