Sustainability consultancy and research

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Our design aims

Sassi Chamberlain Architects is a practice specialised in sustainable design. We aim to create buildings that benefit clients and users, while enhancing the community environment and impacting minimally on the natural environment. We design for longevity and to create sophisticated and contemporary spaces.

The practice puts emphasis on responding to clients' requirements. We see our role as one of facilitating informed decisions and supporting the project development through skilful design and efficient project management. Design proposals and project briefs are developed in consultation with clients and user groups and in response to the needs of all parties. Several design and building solutions are typically developed and supported with sufficient advice for the clients to make an informed decision. We advise clients on the best options to satisfy their needs involving the planning, design, procurement and building methods appropriate for their development.

In addition to a responsive brief development and strategic project planning, we are concerned with creating imaginative designs through the resourceful use of a simple palette of materials and attention to detail. It aims to create environments that enhance physical and psychological well being within the practical constraints that dominate any project.


Experience and services

The practice, based in south-west London, was set up in 1993 and has experience in a variety of architectural projects including housing, community buildings, and commercial and leisure developments. The partners of the practice, Paul Chamberlain and Paola Sassi, have worked in UK and abroad, and their project experience encompasses varied architectural and other design projects. The practice offers sustainable design consultancies as well as partial and full architectural services.

The Practice is registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Energy Institute, and is a member of the Association for Environmentally Conscious Building.