PARTNER – Architect and Head of Sustainability, Make Architects Chair – BCO NextGen Committee
Oliver joined Make in 2017 to deliver 80 Charlotte Street, a major mixed-use scheme in Fitzrovia, comprising commercial, residential, and retail accommodation and a small public park. Designed as Net Zero Carbon it is the first All-Electric building for developer Derwent London.
Oliver established and led Make’s internal sustainability team and associated working group, Make Neutral aiming to equip every Maker with the information and skills they need to enact change both on projects and in the practice itself. The group includes a dedicated sustainability team focusing on materials research, environmental design, internal sustainability education, project sustainability reviews, and sustainable business objectives including our transition to B Corp.
Oliver represents Make on built environment industry-wide sustainability panels, including UKGBC and WPA, and has been a panel member for the ReLondon podcast and the CTA. He led the team creating the competition-winning animated 3D centrepiece for UKGBC’s virtual pavilion at COP26, which tells the story of the built environment’s resource-hungry supply chain and construction process, demonstrating how we may transition to a circular economy to enable the restoration of our natural world.
He is now designing Salford Rise, a garden bridge within Salford Crescent Masterplan, of which he is also the masterplanning architect and design guardian.
Oliver is a member of the RIBA Schools Visiting Board, which validates schools of architecture across the UK, the NextGen Chair and board member of the British Council of Offices, Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and is a USGBC LEED-accredited professional (building design and construction).
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