“Our founding constitution was at the forefront of environmentalism. Today, we continually aim to do better and have set ourselves ambitious goals to ultimately go beyond sustainable towards regenerative”

Lorna Edwards, Associate Partner


The climate emergency poses huge challenges which we have a collective responsibility to address. We work closely with our clients, partners and leading industry consultants to design environmentally responsible buildings, biodiverse public spaces and cities for the future that consider the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. We develop innovative, practical solutions for all our projects which minimise their long-term environmental impact, improve all-round building performance, sustain rather than pollute, and – critically – are adaptable rather than replaceable.

Our masterplans have a compact grain and are planned around sustainable transport systems. The sustainability group is led by champions who promote awareness and share sustainability knowledge practice- wide, so we are collectively bringing our business and project carbon emissions down to net zero by 2050 or sooner.

RSHP follow sustainability best practice across the regions in which we work; we're members of the UK Green Building Council, founding signatories of UK’s Architects Declare and are committed to the principles of the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

Our collaborative projects have received the highest sustainability certifications, but our holistic approach to sustainable design ensures we go beyond box ticking.

Read our Environmental, Social and Governance Report which details how we do this.