What we do
AfC offers environmental design advice and consultancy for both new build as well as retrofit projects. We provide training in the
construction industry and offer Building Performance and Post Occupancy
Evaluations as well as (renewable) energy audits. See Projects
Any revenue is used to disseminate and share our research, knowledge and expertise to progress better architecture and building design.
Architecture for Change (AfC) is a not-for-profit environmental building and research organisation with a mission to change and challenge the way we currently design & build. Its focus is on providing practical advice to allow clients & architects to deliver buildings that quietly mitigate and adapt to climate change.
We advocate an integrated approach to design, not 'bolt-on'
measures or just ticking boxes to satisfy legislation, regulations or
By adopting an integrated approach AfC believes that it is possible to create buildings that respect and respond to the environment and context within which they exist as well as being user-friendly and
inspiring. We believe that this is only achieved through genuine alignment with client and users’ needs and desires. In all our
projects, we carry out Building Performance and Post - Occupancy
Stephen is setting up AfC Sydney!
Stephen is currently in Australia on a new venture opening the Sydney branch of AfC. Sustainable development in Australia is a very different 'world' to the one we are familiar with in Europe - a carbon trading system kicks off in July 2012, very few buildings have had environmental assessments (such as Green Star, the Australian version of BREEAM or LEED) and attitudes to sustainable living are quite different for a largely car-dependent population in a country economically attached to coal and nuclear energy. We look forward to addressing all of these challenges as we learn from our new colleagues in Australia and hopefully by being able to share our European experiences.