dRMM committed to Architect Declare Initiative - 30-05-2019


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dRMM, along with 16 other winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize winners, has signed an open letter declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency, making a commitment to positive action in response and inviting all UK architectural practices to add their names. 

Climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most critical issues of our time, and if we are to meet the needs of our society without destroying our environment we need to design buildings, cities and infrastructures that are regenerating and self-sustaining.

Prof. Sadie Morgan said “As architects we are able to shape the built environment through the buildings and infrastructure we design and the places we create.

As pioneers in the use and development of engineered timber dRMM has always advocated low carbon materials, the re-use of materials and utilising new technologies to mitigate some of the climate issues we are facing.  However, materials alone are not enough, we all need to commit to the use of regenerative design principles which look beyond the current zero carbon goals.

We have a responsibility to lead the industry in finding solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis we are facing and drive real change in our environment, and we urge everyone within the construction industry and across Government to support this initiative.”

As founding members of the initiative we will seek to:

dRMM is committed to further strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us. 

If you would like to join us in making this commitment visit www.architectsdeclare.com