We are proud to support Heathfield Primary School's World of Work Week again this year. We taught a session on what architects do and let the children design their own houses to make a new street. Hoping to inspire the next generation. The kids were fantastic, enthusiastic and imaginative and designed a wild and wacky street for the wall. They incorporated some innovative sustainable ideas and homed a variety of friends, family and pets.
This year Grove Studio Architecture's Christine Thornley took over as the Chair for the Royal Institute of British Architects in the South Durham & Tees Valley region. She has already been helping establish a programme of events, activities and training for architects and the public within the region. The New Places, New Faces programme promises to provide some exciting opportunities in the next year or so.
Grove Studio Architecture has signed up to the Architects Declare pledge
to be proactive in our practice towards mitigating climate change to find out what this actually means for the practice please see below
In conjunction with RIBA Tees and the Festival of Thrift we are taking part in a project to produce a sustainable building for the festival site. With a starting budget of £0 the challenge is to use recycled materials to not only form the building but educate the public on their lifecycle.
Our new studio has been completed and is now open for business. A blend of old & new building and technology. We utilise solar panels, battery storage, thermally efficient design, retained bricks and slates. We now have a beautiful workspace to welcome our clients and enjoy the surrounding countryside.
more to follow