Head of Sustainability & Regenerative Design

Haworth Tompkins

North London

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

www.haworthtompkins.com adminjobs@haworthtompkins.com 02072503225 Romy Romagnoli

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Thursday, 15th August 2019  

Haworth Tompkins is an award winning, design led architecture studio working across a variety of scales and sectors including housing, education, theatre, arts and heritage. We are looking for an experienced candidate to continue to develop and lead the practice’s sustainability and regenerative design strategy. The term “regenerative” describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials. Regenerative design uses whole systems thinking to create resilient systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. Regenerative processes are participatory, iterative, equitable and individual to the specific community and environment. The successful candidate will focus on progressing a vision and strategy for sustainable and regenerative design and practice including the education of staff, developing and reporting on sustainability metrics, maintaining sustainability resources, and greening the practice operations. Working closely with the Directors, the Associates and the HT Green Team, the successful candidate will:


  • Develop and implement policies and guidance to support key sustainability and regenerative design topics such as energy use & generation, embodied carbon, waste & resources, sustainable transport, water use and quality, pollution, land use, ecology & biodiversity and health & wellbeing
  • Act as the first point of contact for the practice’s green initiatives
  • Develop and present educational materials around a wide range of sustainability and regenerative design topics within the studio, clients and the wider industry
  • Serve as a resource for the studio, providing or bringing in expert advice around a variety of sustainability and regenerative design topics
  • Work to reduce the environmental impact and improve the sustainability and regenerative potential of Haworth Tompkins’ own operations
  • Work with the HT Green Team to develop, implement and integrate the practice’s green strategy
  • Stay up to date with legislation and industry research related to sustainability and regenerative design
  • Conduct and research initiatives related to sustainability, green building and regenerative design


  • Assist with the environmental assessment of project work including third party certification (BREEAM, Passivhaus, LEED etc.) documentation and performance analysis for projects of a variety of types and sizes
  • Produce and apply high-performance design strategies and systems integration in support of sustainable and regenerative design
  • Produce effective illustrative assessments of project sustainability and regenerative design criteria for reporting and presenting to clients, public authorities, directors and consultants
  • Assist with marketing pursuits and participate in client interviews with regards to sustainability and regenerative design


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Sustainability, Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning or related field
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in sustainability and regenerative design
  • Sustainability certification and accreditation preferred but not essential
  • Extensive knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design strategies including material selection and technologies
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written, verbal and social communication skills, with the ability to present in front of large groups
  • Intellectual curiosity, eagerness to engage with others and willingness to contribute
  • Experience with performance analysis software such as Sefaira, Insight 360 and Honeybee for Rhino is preferred, but not required and training can be provided

To apply please email your application (CV and cover letter) to - adminjobs@haworthtompkins.com and insert the position you are applying for in the subject heading

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