Our key strengths lie in:
practical proposals that exceed expectations
keeping clients & users at the heart of the decision-making, demystifying the design process while making it rewarding and enjoyable
explaining the logic behind our ideas both verbally and visually
selecting the right contract for the project and working in partnership with contractors
underlying everything we do, we address how to achieve a sustainable future in a way that works for our clients and users. We are experts in passive environmental design and have used BREEAM & Code for Sustainable Homes systems. We have training in Passivhaus design principles.
At the heart of all our work lies a commitment to social sustainability - shaping the built environment for the benefit of everyone and our projects involve extensive collaboration with clients, users, contractors and other stakeholders. We are interested in exploring the places we use in daily life, such as homes, schools, workplaces and public space. We know that through good design we can help things run more efficiently, improve people’s well-being and make life more enjoyable. Every project is different because it expresses the unique ethos of those that use it. Our clients often tell us that they are thrilled by our work, and that it has been a rewarding experience working with us.
SWA’s work has encompassed new buildings, existing facilities (including listed buildings) & masterplanning of sites, as well as research into new technologies & sustainable systems. Our clients range from central Government (Department for Education) & Local Authorities through charities, community groups to national contractors, developers and private companies. If you have a project in mind, please get in touch.