Our Responsibility

Our Responsibility

A better future for our industry and for the planet we call home will only be achieved when every business steps up and takes responsibility. Responsibility to the next generation, to the environment and to those who don’t have the same advantages.

Our purpose is to enrich lives through the built environment and to help create a better world. Research-led and powered by collaboration, we believe our team have the power to make a difference, to help shape an industry.

Design is critical to address the greatest challenges facing the construction industry – ensuring that buildings are safe and sustainable, and the industry, and our built environment as a whole, is accessible, equitable and diverse. We want to help address each of these challenges by leading by example, and using our position on projects as an opportunity to positively influence project outcomes, other built environment professionals and the supply chain.

We are one of nine RIBA Practice role models, defined by the RIBA as ‘organisations that exercise a positive impact – on their people, their clients, the profession and wider society,’ and the only UK architecture practice signed up to the UN Global Compact – demonstrating our commitment to take action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Our Corporate Purpose Report 2023 spotlights our investments in, and commitment to, adding value to people and the environment through our projects, studios, expertise and outreach.

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