Design research services

We use evidence based design strategies, to help today's built environment professionals integrate sustainability into all aspects of the design process. Business is no longer as usual and we need to transition to a fairer, cleaner and more resilient practice.  We can help to establish new networks, define collaborators and create start up opportunities that value, preserve and enhance the natural environment. 

Working with you we can deliver:

  • Co-creating and Brainstorming Workshops

  • Research and Information Gathering

  • Analysis, Evaluation and Collating of Data

  • Feedback and Reporting

  • Synthesis and Testing

  • Reflecting and Refining 

  • Implementation and Project Management

  • Post Project Evaluation

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

These are what we call one of the governments best kept secrets. They are designed to help SMEs innovate, by providing match funding for 12 to 36 month programmes. This is primarily done by creating partnerships between industry and academia.


As experienced academics we have successfully supervised several KTP programmes, one of which was used by the Design Council as an exemplar. So, if you find that you are loosing out to your competitors, and need new skills and expertise to help win future commissions, then a KTP could help you change around your fortunes.


If you are interested in finding out more, then please get in touch.

Applied Research

We are currently working with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) engineer, to help customize a CFD plug-in for Revit - Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The objective being to provide architects and designers, with a toolkit for identifying and modeling indoor airborne toxins. Showing not only how to measure the potential levels of toxicity in their designs, but also through sensitive specifications, how to reduce them.

This will be for use in the early stages of the design process, pre-construction, when more often than not toxins emitted from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in furniture products, materials and finishes, go undetected. The problems mainly occur in post occupancy periods, through what is termed as 'off-gassing'. And they could then affect the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and ultimately the health and well-being of the end users of the space.

So, if this is of interest then please contact us for further discussion.