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Committed to minimising the environmental impact of our buildings. AdvocatIing a commonsense approach based on passive design; an efficient building envelope and closing the gap between predicted and actual energy consumption. Green buildings should be a joy: light and airy; using natural, healthy, low-energy materials; and sitting gently upon the site.

The aim is the practice of architecture that works towards social progress and environmental sustainability whilst finding increased value through design. To apply these intentions at a practical level, with a co-operative and open relationship between consultant, client and industry.

Architect Patterson was formed around a deeply felt wish to pursue a more environmentally benign architecture with a rigorous methodology and high aesthetic standards. The aim; to maintain this ideal whilst operating a commercially responsible office. The practice works at the theoretical level in helping to define new directions in building science, town planning and architectural aesthetics whilst maintaining a growing portfolio of built projects which have effected considerable influence towards sustainable development within the industry.


Architect Patterson is an architectural practice based in the UK, formed in 2011 by Ian Patterson ( M.Arch – Queens University Belfast). The practice engages in a design process that is based upon iterative investigation and critique. The practice makes use of a wide range of techniques to investigate and communicate ideas. This approach leads to the development of particular proposals that are dependent on the specific nature of each project.

Thoughtful and creative in our approach to all projects, whether large or small, and our proposals are all strongly contextual, arising from a response to the unique character of each site, the particular demands of the brief and the exploration of a number of options before settling on any one solution. This is underpinned with a real commitment to finding more sustainable ways of living.