In 2019 we signed the Australian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency declaration and made our commitment to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency. This step started our carbon neutral journey. We have worked with one studio at a time to roll this out and today we are proud to certified carbon neutral company.
Sustainability is a key focus for us as we understand that our work impacts not only the buildings, we design but also the communities and environments within which we work.
We must tread lightly and positively shape these environments. We are privileged to work on Aboriginal land that we have a responsibility to care for.
We are committed to offset 100% of our GHG emissions We chose Pathzero as a means to reduce our carbon emissions and to contribute positively to the vital Mount Sandy biodiversity conservation, restorative work on Australian Indigenous land. The Coorong National Park and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert are the meeting point where the Murray Australia’s largest river, with a catchment of over one million square kilometres feeds into the Southern Ocean. Part of South Australia’s Limestone Coast, this region features some of the country’s most breathtaking landscapes. However, land surrounding these national treasures has been largely cleared for agriculture.
Located on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people, Traditional Custodians of the Coorong, Mount Sandy is a rare pocket of intact native vegetation in a region now dominated by farmlands. The 200-hectare project site features a unique mix of coastal shrublands and saline swamplands that provide strategic habitat for iconic native wildlife, such as the short-beaked echidna, purple-gaped honeyeater, and elegant parrot. Over thousands of years, the Ngarrindjeri people have cared for Coorong country, developing an intimate connection to the land that sustains them. Project management itself is made possible through close collaboration with local Ngarrindjeri Elders, Clyde, and Rose Rigney, who oversee the ongoing management and conservation of vegetation at the Mount Sandy site.
We will seek to continually improve and encourage our teams to consider the impacts of every choice and decision made in terms of carbon emissions generated. Read our public report.
Associate | Regenerative Development Lead