PHA Consult Director Edward Garrod was invited to judge the annual AIA London Chapter Student Design Charrette held at the AA School of Architecture in Bedford Squeare, London. The jury was completed by journalist and critic Paul Finch OBE, and Wade Scaramucci from architects AHMM.
The brief for this one day, CAD-free event was to create a mixed-use development that used the three acre site of the former Middlesex Hospital near Goodge Street, retaining its listed chapel and giving sustainability the greatest consideration. First prize was awarded to a team of students from Sheffield University whose scheme focused on social sustainability and looked at the rehabilitation of ex-convicts through the use of slow food that provided a mixture of residential and community areas on the site for the growth, use and nurture of food.
The Jury (left) and the winning team of University of Sheffield architecture students (right)
In the run-up to COP15 Building magazine sought nominations for ‘green gurus’ – to recognise the people making the biggest difference in driving forward the green agenda. Edward Garrod, founding Director of PHA Consult has been nominated in the ‘Engineer’ category. The winner will be announced as a result of a public vote in the Sustainability Now event
“PHA Consult’s Edward Garrod formed the consulting firm with Piers Heath in 2005 to focus exclusively on environmental engineering and sustainable design. Originally trained as an architect and environmental analyst, Garrod leads the company’s team of building physicists, sustainability consultants and researchers, working alongside leading UK architects including Foster + Partners, RMJM, KPF, Aedas and Make to help them achieve their aspirations for sustainable projects in over 20 countries. He has dedicated the past two years to the environmental design of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology – the first building and centrepiece of Masdar City, the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste city. Working with Foster + Partners, Garrod has led the implementation of innovative approaches to slash the environmental footprint of this green technology research centre. His submission to the government consultation on the definition of zero carbon figured prominently in the resulting summary, while in Abu Dhabi he submitted a detailed response to the development of the Estidama sustainability system. Garrod also supervises architecture students at the universities of Cambridge and Bath.”
Fellow candidates for this category are:-
Dr. Brian Anderson – Technical director of BRE Scotland, Patrick Bellew – Principal of Atelier Ten, Brian Mark – Director of Sustainability at Fulcrum Consulting, Simon Smith – Ramboll Structural Engineer, and Chris Twinn of Arup
Responding to his nomination, Edward commented, “I’m delighted to have been recognised amongst such high-profile figures in sustainable engineering, many of whom have been an inspiration to me in my career”
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The shortlist for the 2009 Building Services Awards was announced today. PHA Consult are delighted to have been selected as finalists in the ‘International Achievement’ category, whilst founding Director Edward Garrod has been nominated in the ‘New Achiever of the Year’ category. The awards ceremony will be held at the London Hilton on 17th June.
Further information here