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We believe that cross-disciplinary collaboration is the solution to unlocking the complex issues of future sustainability. We think it is necessary to look for answers further afield than our introverted building industry, involving disciplines that can provide new perceptions and solutions to help drive change.

We have gathered a knowledge platform of specialists and influencers inside, and far outside, our discipline, such as behavioural scientists, zoologists, chemists as well as pioneers in new technologies from fields such as biomedical science can help us achieve new answers to the challenges ahead.

We work closely with Universities, collaborating with both students and academics to develop our research. We are currently working with Brunel, Greenwich, The Bartlett, UCL, Newcastle and Hong Kong Universities on various research projects and teaching programmes. 

Current collaborators include: Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture, Newcastle University; Richard Bonser, Reader in Biomimetics and Design, Brunel University; LEAP; Communities by Design; Building Research Establishment (BRE); and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).