John Dixon  chartered architect

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."

Chief Seattle. leader of the Native American Suquamish Tribe



Sustainable design is "Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."



As Architects we recognise that the products of our designs will have a significant environmental impact. We are committed to exercising our professional skills in such a way as to reduce environmental damage to an absolute minimum.

Debates going back to the 1970’s oil crisis continue to focus our attention on how we can live sustainably reducing the demand for finite resources, eliminating pollution and improving health and wellbeing. The government initiative “Code for Sustainable Homes” seeks to identify levels of sustainability in our buildings with a view to achieving Carbon Neutrality in the foreseeable future. I am keen to promote a sustainable design agenda investigating alternative technologies and building techniques and putting them into practice. My recent buildings have included Solar Hot Water and Photo Voltaic panels, ventilation systems with heat recovery, recycling facilities, woodburning stoves, rainwater collection and waste composting


Related Projects:



St Catherine's Housing Development Castletown, Sunderland