We have applied this month for the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2012 for our work on low environmental impact design for Future Weather for our St Loyes Extra Care project that we are undertaking with Exeter City Council in Exeter. Details of the RIBA award application process can be seen here:
“This is an excellent example of using intelligent, environmentally informed design, to design one’s way out of a problem rather than resort to mechanical systems or complex features. The result adds real value by providing a delightful environment for the residents of the building as well as reducing running costs for the client”
Bill Gething

“This project showed originality in their solutions to achieving a passive house design that would function into the 2080s…..[Gale & Snowden’s] approach was significantly ahead of many others…..The ExtraCare4Exeter project was one of the top 4 in the Design for Future Climate programme and was selected to give an extended presentation on their findings at the opening of the 2011 Design for Future Climate conference”
Dr Fionnuala Costello – Lead Technologist, Low Impact Buildings, Technology Strategy Board

“…the process employed by Gale & Snowden – to introduce consideration of climate change adaptation into the design and into the client’s investment decision making – is as significant and praiseworthy as the chosen design features of the ultimate building”
Ian Cooper – Partner, Eclipse Research Consultants

Our research statement for the RIBA award outlines our research work and can be read below: