Monday, 16 February 2015

Gale & Snowden in @theCIOB Magazine!

Gale & Snowden Architects has appeared in January's Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) online Magazine, Construction Manager.

The article, 'Going green in 2015? Here's what you might need', written by Katie Puckett, discusses specifying sustainable materials within new builds, a circular economy 'in which everything is reused or recycled', and the 'growing "healthy buildings" movement' and newly-formed Building Biology Association, recently set up by Gale & Snowden - further information can be found here. Director David Gale quotes:

“We have strict criteria when selecting materials, based on building biology principles...we’re looking for healthy materials that work dynamically with the building.”

A clean, healthy palette of materials at Gale & Snowden's Duchy Square, Princetown, Devon

David is also quoted in a second article, '10 products we'll be seeing more of this year...', also by Katie Puckett:
“In the right circumstances you don’t need insulation in the long as the rest of the building is compact, well-insulated and is possible to build a Passivhaus block of flats with just clay brick walls – rendered each side and that’s it. We need to move away from cavity wall construction.”

Friday, 13 February 2015

Gale & Snowden Architects in the North Devon Journal

Gale & Snowden Architects have appeared in their Bideford office's local newspaper, the North Devon Journal. 

The article, below, was published in last Thursday's edition (February 5th 2015), referring to Exeter City Council's recent announcement of the winning team for the new Leisure and Swimming Pool building proposed for the Centre of Exeter.

Gale & Snowden has formed part of the winning design consortium which is lead by Olympic pool designers, AFLS+P Architects, with ARUP Engineers and Exeter-based LDA Design, Planners and Landscape Design.

Article from the North Devon Journal, February 5th 2015

"As nationally recognised experts in low energy and healthy building design, we will be leading the project in these areas including providing Passivhaus and Building Biology Certified Consultancy."
 - David Gale, Director

The winning team, from left to right:

Peter Simpson – Director, AFLS+P
David Twiss – Associate Director, ARUP
Jason Fitzsimmons – Associate Engineer,  Gale & Snowden Architects & Engineers
Florence Collier – Mechanical Assistance and Passivhaus Liaison, ARUP
Nic Bryant – Architect, AFLS+P
David Gale  – Director,  G&S Gale & Snowden Architects & Engineers
Mark Thomas – Associate Director, AFLS+P
Tomas Gartner – Director, Gale & Snowden Architects & Engineers