- Environment & Infrastructure
- Strategic consulting
- Specialist consulting
- The Living City
- Happold Consulting
The world is changing. Cities are getting bigger, people are more mobile, the planet is becoming smaller and more fragile. Making a place called home is becoming increasingly difficult.
Constraints in land availability particularly in urban areas and the UK government’s aspirations to have zero carbon housing by 2016 are amongst some of the challenges that Buro Happold is helping its clients to overcome.
Winning the hearts and mind of communities, persuading and changing behaviours will be as big a challenge as the engineering.
Good design alone generates potential, but learning from buildings directly through post occupancy evaluation can create certainty. Our buildings are not considered in isolation. Buro Happold looks at what it really means for a neighbourhood to thrive, right from site investigations through to sustainable transport links, waste, water, energy and employment opportunities for local people.
Weaving together the various typologies of hotels, housing, entertainment spaces and offices is incredibly complex but it’s what we at Buro Happold thrive on. Creating desirable spaces where people want to live, work and play, balanced with creating sustainable properties, realising architectural aesthetics, navigating intricate planning laws, overcoming land shortages and achieving affordability is what Buro Happold does best.