Duncan Baker Brown
Founder & Owner, BakerBrown
About the Speaker:
Climate Literacy Champion (Principal Lecturer) at the School of Architecture Technology & Engineering (ATE) University of Brighton, Member of RIBA Council, Co-Chair RIBA Climate Emergency Expert Advisory Group, Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN), Architects Declare Steering Committee, Member of Brighton & Hove City Circular Economy Oversight Board, Member of South Downs National Park Design Review Panel, Member of Governance Board for UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard.
Duncan is an experienced public speaker, and is one of the most high-profile architects/academics promoting the benefits of closed-loop circular systems. A practicing architect, academic and environmental activist and author of ‘The Re-Use Atlas: a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’ published by RIBA. He has practised, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development and closed-looped systems for more than 25 years. He recently founded BakerBrown, a research-led architectural practice and consultancy created to address the huge demands presented by the climate and ecological emergency as well as the challenges of designing in a post-COVID world. Over the years Duncan’s practices (and academic ‘live’ projects) have won numerous accolades including RIBA National Awards and a special award from The Stephen Lawrence Prize for the Brighton Waste House - the prize money has since been used to set up a student prize for circular, closed loop design at the University of Brighton where Duncan teaches.
Designing Out Waste
It's everyone's responsibility to move towards more sustainable development; deconstruction, retrofit and a circular economy in general.
In Duncan's session, he will be showcasing example projects which have adopted the goals of sustainable development in construction for the environment, but also, for the economy and society as a whole.