Tyrrell Dowinton Associates feel that they have a responsibility to not only be aware of, but to advise and guide our clients in the importance of sustainable design and associated technologies.
We endeavour to maintain a good understanding of the available technologies in environmental design, whilst fully considering geographical obstacles and budget constraints. Sustainability is an extremely important part of architecture today and we have successfully integrated renewable technologies on a number of residential projects within the Island.
In addition, whilst the Code for Sustainability is a requirement within the UK, it has not been adopted by the States of Guernsey. However, we would encourage implementing as many aspects of the code as possible within our local projects.
In essence Robert Stern, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, shares the view of this Practice when he says…..
“I don’t think sustainability is a design aesthetic, any more than having electricity in your building, or telephones, or anything else,” says Stern. “It’s an ethic, a basic consideration that we have to have as architects designing buildings.” ….. Stern argues, “in 10 years we’re not going to talk about sustainability anymore, because it’s going to be built into the core processes of architecture.” Advertising sustainability, he says, will be like an architect getting up in front of a room to “proudly proclaim how his buildings didn’t fall down.”