“In the construction industry, we need to move faster, really making the next 10 years count, as we transition to a low and then zero carbon economy. The UK Building Regulations are a key driver for this step-change.” - Dr Joel Callow, Technical Director at QODA and certified Passivhaus Designer. The article below...Read More
Our free-thinking design team always look for innovative ways to transform the architect’s vision into reality.
At QODA, we use our creative flair to support the highest standard of architectural design. Our design-led approach gives creative freedom to our team and encourages them to test their talents to the full on every project. Regular training and development programmes ensure that the skills of our people are more than a match for any challenge.
To maintain our position at the cutting edge of mechanical, electrical and sustainable areas of building design, we strive to push the boundaries whenever the brief allows. While our success is occasionally down to flashes of brilliance, it more often results from hours of hard work.
Browse through the collection of studies within this site and you will appreciate that each project is always taken on its own merits and our design solutions perfectly complement the sector and the environment in which they exist.
Featured creative work
Old Walled Gardens – Private Development
The project needed to comply with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Document by showing exceptional quality or innovative design. We worked with the client and design team to creatively combine a variety of different technical solutions. These included a comprehensive solar strategy (winter gains/summer shading), an ETFE roof structure, a solar thermal array with in-ground storage, ground coupled earth tubes and photovoltaics. Each of these technologies had to be carefully researched and then combined to create a uniquely innovative solution that is inherently sustainable resulting in a minimal carbon footprint.
Latest news from QODA
Building Regulations Part L is probably the single most important UK regulation affecting the energy consumption of buildings. The Government intends to update it in 2020 and has set out a comprehensive consultation paper outlining several ways they may implement changes. Given the urgency of tackling climate change through reduced CO2 emissions,...Read More