Sustainability consultancy and research

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Paul Chamberlain BA(Hons) BArch(Man) RIBA

Registered architect 1976
Worked in private practices 1976-85
Appointed director of DYDavies 1985
Sassi Chamberlain Architects 1993 to present

Paul Chamberlain has practised overseas and in Britain since 1976 and has expertise in a large variety of projects. As the director of one of the largest architectural practices in England he had first hand experience of management of large-scale projects and interdisciplinary teams, as well as liaison with some of Britain's foremost public organisations and companies.
Since moving on to form Sassi Chamberlain Architects in 1993 he has concentrated on smaller hands-on projects where he could become more involved in detail design and the integration of sustainable principles into his work.

He is a trustee of the Richmond upon Thames Environment Trust, which is an environmental preservation and conservation trust. He also lectures and teaches at Kingston and Cardiff Universities.





Paola Sassi Dipl. Ing. M.Sc. RIBA

Dipl. Ing. (Munich, Germany) 1988
Registered in UK 1997
M.Sc. in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies 1997
PGCHE Nottingham University 2001

Worked in private practices 1986-98
Sassi Chamberlain Architects 1998 to present

Before setting up as Sassi Chamberlain Architects Paola Sassi worked in Germany and the UK and was project architect on a variety of projects including health care, education and commercial buildings. She has continuously pursued her interest in sustainable buildings and has promoted environmental design to clients and colleagues. She has also been involved in UK and international research projects into sustainable materials and sustainable design. In 2006 she published the book Strategies for Sustainable Architecture which came second in the RIBA International Book Award.

Since 1998 Paola has lectured at Kingston, Nottingham and Cardiff University and currently lectures at Oxford Brookes University in sustainable architectural design and technology.

She is registered with the government funded Design Advice Scheme as an environmental consultant and has advised on sustainable design strategies for offices, schools, restaurants, community buildings and residential developments and undertakes building environmental performance monitoring and post occupation building surveys.