GaiaGroup : Gaia Research : Sustainable Design Advice

  Sustainable Design Advice
Case Studies

Queen Margaret University. Sustainabilty advisor for a new university campus in East Lothian, Scotland. The project comprises teaching, research, housing, sports and library facilities. It is intended to be an exemplar of sustainable design and management.

A renewable energy feasibility study for this refurbishment project at the University of Abertay.

Glencoe Visitor Centre. Consultancy services for a visitor management project that takes account of the sensitivity to visitor pressure of the local landscape and population.

A Gaia Group competition entry for conversion of an existing hospital site in N. Italy to a University Campus.


Sea Bird Centre. Environmental Advocacy services with respect to mechanical services and passive design strategies at outline design stage.


East Riding Authority. Development of a Sustainable Construction Policy for this forward thinking Local Authority.


Gaia Research works with all disciplines in pursuit of construction ecology. The aim is to deliver solutions, that are consistent with sustainable development of the built environment, at all scales from materials, through systems, buildings & landscape to urban design.

With Gaia Architects & Gaia Planning we offer design advice, training, community consultation, feasibility studies, engineering and services, architecture, landscape, research and urban design.

As consultants we advise on building & infrastructure at all stages from policy development, to inception & briefing, material specification, appraisal tools, feasibility studies and handover.

We have acted as environmental advocates for architectural & engineering practices in England and Scotland both independently and through the Design Advice Service. Projects include a University Campus, an arts centre, a Buddhist community centre, visitor centres and housing, factory, school, office and sports buildings.

Sandy Halliday, principal of Gaia Research has qualified as a BREEAM and a CEEQUAL Assessor.


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