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About the School Design Group

Our mission is to improve the design, operation, and environmental quality of educational buildings by providing timely,  impartial information on design techniques, building technologies and developing novel engineering tools to enable the industry to deliver truly sustainable educational buildings. Our vision is that educational buildings will become exemplars for cost-effective, low-energy design, while creating the optimal learning environment.

Principal Terms of Reference

  • to foster knowledge exchange between all interested parties working on sustainable school design.
  • to develop a strategy for healthy and sustainable school buildings.
  • to encourage cooperation between different professional bodies and institutions of relevance for school design.
  • to reflect on changing procurement routes and design standards.
  • to identify gaps in the science of designing learning environments.
  • to initiate cooperation between academia and industry to resolve the problems of relevance to the industry.

School Design Group Committee

CIBSE SDG Officers:
Alan Fogarty, Cundall – Chair
Gemma Taylor, Department for Education – Vice-Chair
Andrew Wright, De Montfort University – Secretary

Committee Members:

Derek Clements-Croome, Reading University 
Richard Daniels, DfE
Hugh Dugdale, Elementa
Ann-Marie Fallon, Architype
Kyle Gray, Hoare Lea‚Ä®
Greg Keeling, Essex County Council
Dejan Mumovic, UCL
Hershil Patel, Jacobs
Alistair Rowe, Atkins
David Ross, TUV SUD
Joe Jack Williams, FCB Studios