What to expect at Green Architecture Day 2016

Green Architecture Day 2016 is shaping up nicely. Book your tickets now!

We'll be bringing you the cutting edge of green building design at the Sallis Benney Theatre in central Brighton.

Find out more about our speakers below and click on the links to watch videos of their work.

Alice Edgerley from Assemble

Assemble, winners of the Turner Prize 2015, are a collective crossing the fields of art, design and architecture. Alice will speak about their focus on collaboration with local people to design and build their spaces with examples of their projects in Liverpool, Granby Four Streets, and in Hackney, Cafe OTO.

Ben Law

Ben Law came to fame when his house was profiled on Grand Designs. At Green Architecture Day, Ben will speak about his approach that start with local materials and designs from what is available locally. He will also explore our woodland resource here in the UK and the rise of roundwood timber framing.

Fran Bradshaw from Anne Thorne Architects

Working with Anne Thorne Architects, a women-led firm exploring the edge of natural building materials, participatory design and sharing space, Fran will speak about their design approach profiling the design and build of a thatched straw bale house with friends and family.

Michael Mehaffy on Christopher Alexander

Long-time colleague of Christopher Alexander, whose work on pattern language was highly influential for architects, Michael Mehaffy will speak about Christopher's work and how we can design out environments by working with natural patterns and ways of life.

Nic Pople

Sussex architect, Nic Pople, will feature his recent church projects and small residential schemes and share how we can design buildings that are inspired by nature and use craft traditions rather than industrialised processes.

Nicola Lang from Transition Homes

Nicola is project coordinator for the new Transition project in Dartington to build 27 afforable, sustainable homes on seven acres. This is a project with high ideals and a limited budget. Nicola will speak about the challenges and successes of this community-led design project.

Duncan Baker-Brown from BBM Architects

Duncan has been involved in many of the UK's high profile green developments, including The Millenium Village and The House that Kevin Built. He will open Green Architecture Day this year with some new research on reuse as a design approach.

Cat Fletcher giving tours of Brighton Waste House

Cat Fletcher, founder of Freegle and Reuse Manager for Brighton & Hove, will give tours of the Waste House on site at the venue. Cat was part of the design and construction team for the building and sourced many of the materials.


Permanent Publications will be at the event with many of their green building publications at excellent prices.

Join us in March 2016 to find out what the fuss is about for yourself. Get your tickets now.