Make is passionately committed to designing schemes which minimise environmental impact and optimise energy efficiency. We believe that architects have an urgent duty to mitigate the effects of climate change by designing buildings which work harder and perform better.
We approach each scheme as an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and maximise life in use, and develop bespoke energy strategies for each project which are entirely adapted to the building and its context. For us, however, sustainability in architecture is not a ‘bolt-on’ remedy and cannot be achieved by incorporating a few obvious elements like wind turbines or solar panels: it is a holistic process which permeates every aspect of our work.
Above all, we believe that environmental awareness should not be viewed as a limitation of architectural potential, but as an exciting challenge that will produce a new generation of innovative and environmentally responsible buildings.
We strive to run our own practice in an environmentally friendly way and gained ISO 14001 accreditation in 2009 for our environmental management systems.