The experience Gaia has accumulated through research, architectural design, community consultation and project evaluation has been developed into interdisciplinary design and process guidance. Gaia provide training and specialist workshops to government agencies, to community groups and to design and procurement teams in the private and public sector. We offer a real-time design advice service that extends from the outset of a project through to facilitating interdisciplinary design solutions and post-occupancy analysis.
Gaia specialise as facilitators at project inception, for brief setting and project development. We are able to aid public and private sector developers to put in place strategic frameworks for improving standards.
Demand for Gaia courses and facilitation is driven by word of mouth and by the knowledge that behind the training is a track record of delivering high quality projects at the cutting edge of sustainable design. Gaia's master classes draw on three decades of experience working with a wide range and scale of building from single houses to masterplanning and from single function leisure, educational, commercial and industrial buildings to high density inner city mixed development. Gaia have been learning from and contributing to best practice in over 10 European countries over the past 20 years, and authored numerous seminal publications.
BIG Lottery Fund
CABE Urban Design Summer School
London Urban Design Forum
National Health Service, Scotland
National Trust for Scotland
Queen Margaret's University
RIBA CPD, RMJM, Law, Dunbar, Naismith Architects, MacCreanor Lavington Architects, Glen Howells Architects
Walter Segal Trust, Millennium Forest Project; Groundwork Trust Cumbria
Callander Community Leisure Centre
West Glasgow, Thenew, Port of Leith, Orkney, Parkhead Maryhill, Edinvar
Shropshire, Staffordshire, Belfast City, East Riding of Yorkshire, Wigan Council. Staffordshire County, Rotherham City, Hackney Borough, Camden Borough, Durham County, Hereford and Worcester, Aberdeen City, Perth & Kinross, Highland, Clackmannanshire, Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire , Aberdeenshire County, Angus, Falkirk, Fife