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Jestico + Whiles – Top Architect in Sunday Times Green List

10 Jun 2011

Jestico + Whiles Architects has been revealed as the highest placed architectural practice in this year’s Sunday Times Green List, to be published on Sunday 12th June. The firm, which is ranked at number 32, sits eight places above the second of the three practices to make this year’s 60-strong list.

University of Southampton Mountbatten Building:
University of Southampton Mountbatten Building by Jestico + Whiles Architects
image : Peter Cook

Now in its fourth year, the Green List is based on a rigorous survey of the environmental targets and strategies of businesses of all sizes from a wide variety of sectors. Uniquely, the views of employees within the companies are also sought on a range of issues from encouragement to commute in a sustainable way, to younger members of staff driving environmental change.

Jestico + Whiles’ appearance in the list recognises the firm’s commitment to sustainable design demonstrated by its track record of work, notably the Open University Business School in Milton Keynes and the House for the Future near Cardiff, along with the iHub, University of Southampton Mountbatten Building, the Central School of Speech and Drama, sustainable housing and schools. It is also a testament to the practice’s business management policies from monitoring and offsetting carbon emissions to the formation of the ‘Green Team’ which constantly monitors and finds ways of improving environmental performance.

Haberdashers Askes Hatcham College:
Haberdashers Askes Hatcham College
image : Tim Crocker

Heinz Richardson, Director of Jestico + Whiles said: “We are delighted to be included in this year’s Sunday Times Green List. Jestico + Whiles was a pioneer of sustainable design designing one of the first naturally ventilated atrium office buildings in the UK for the Policy Studies Institute and the first zero-energy office building design in the UK for Hyndburn District Council.

“We have always recognised that as a business we need to embrace our own design philosophy and introduced green office systems and monitoring of our energy usage many years ago. I hope this list encourages other firms, right across the business sectors to continue to assess and improve their environmental performance.”

Alastair McCall, Editor of the Sunday Times Green List added; “The presence of so many construction companies and architectural practices on the Green List suggests that we are quite literally building a greener future. The buildings these companies are working on today will help us meet our carbon reduction targets tomorrow.”

“Companies like Jestico + Whiles, the highest ranked of the three architects in the Green List, are changing the game and showing what can be achieved if we all pull together for the good of the planet.”

Jestico + Whiles : news + key projects

Jestico + Whiles celebrates five nominations in the Excellence in BSF Awards 2009
14 Oct 2009
Jestico + Whiles is pleased to announce that New Line Learning Academy, Stoke Newington School and Longfield Academy have been shortlisted in the 2009 Excellence in BSF Awards. Jestico + Whiles has also been shortlisted for the Jonathan Ibikunle award as Design Advisor of the Year for its CDA work on Newham BSF.

More studio information about Jestico + Whiles Architects online soon

Location: London, south east England, UK

Architecture Practice Information

This ward-winning architectural practice has offices in London and Prague.

Jestico + Whiles has grown steadily since the formation of the partnership by Tom Jestico and John Whiles in 1979, and in recent years the practice has undergone particularly rapid growth as it diversifies into a range of different sectors and builds on its reputation for design quality and innovative solutions to challenging briefs.

The practice has always been proud of the diversity in its workload, ranging from schools for disadvantaged children to University departments, hostels for the homeless to five-star boutique hotels and restaurants, master-planning of residential developments to the complete regeneration of inner city neighbourhoods, individual office fit outs to the building of corporate headquarters, designer shop interiors to complete retail malls and individual houses to high rise apartments.

The practice’s design reputation covers new-build and the sensitive, contemporary, refurbishment of historic buildings. The ambition to bring design excellence to the rejuvenation of existing building stock exemplifies our commitment to sustainability and quality of design in all forms of construction. A reputation for excellence is well established both nationally and internationally, with recent projects completed and ongoing in India, the Gulf, China and throughout Eastern Europe (Poland, Bratislava, Croatia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Romania).

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Other Buildings by Jestico + Whiles

Axe Street development, Barking, east London
Date: 2007-

The Green Mark, Garrison Point, Shoebury, nr Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK
Date: 2006-
£10m tower, 60m high

Hotel Riva – Refurbishment, Hvar, Croatia
Date built: 2006

London Central School of Speech and Drama: First phase extension
Date built: 2006

Malmaison Hotel Glasgow, Scotland
Malmaison Hotel Glasgow

Michael Young Building, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Date built: 2003

University of Southampton – Mountbatten Complex, England
Date: 2007-

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