Grimshaw ‘will be first to stop designing unsustainable buildings’

03_Andrew Whalley

Architect’s new chief pledges to make zero-carbon a priority

Grimshaw will become the first architect to stop designing buildings that are not net-zero-carbon, its new chief has predicted.

Andrew Whalley, who this week succeeded Nicholas Grimshaw as chairman of the 40-year-old firm, said he wanted the practice to become the first to design only net-zero-carbon buildings.

“With the urgency of the threat facing the environment we want to double-down on sustainability and in particular the need to get to net-zero, highly sustainable buildings,” he said.

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