B Corporation Certification for Austin Design Works - AECB

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our journey as an architecture and landscape design practice – we have officially become a B Corporation. This achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and ethical business practices.

At the helm of our design studio, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Gloucestershire, are siblings Rachael and Matt. Together, they bring a shared passion for creating spaces that harmonize with their surroundings, while also leaving a positive impact on the world.

For those unfamiliar, a B Corporation is a business that balances purpose and profit by meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It signifies our dedication to using our business as a force for good, aligning perfectly with our ethos of creating spaces that not only inspire but also contribute positively to the world around us.

As rural design specialists, our practice is deeply intertwined with the countryside landscape that surrounds us. We take a holistic approach to our projects, seamlessly integrating architecture and landscape design to enhance the natural beauty of each site. Utilizing local materials, trades, and craftspeople not only minimizes our carbon footprint but also fosters a stronger connection with the communities we serve.

Our work extends beyond aesthetics – we strive to create landscapes that not only enrich the lives of inhabitants but also promote biodiversity and environmental resilience. Rachael’s expertise as a professional garden designer and qualified arborist infuses our designs with a deep understanding of natural processes and ecosystem dynamics.

Moreover, as proud signatories of the RIBA 2030 Climate Pledge, we ensure sustainability is embedded in every aspect of our design process. From energy and in-use calculations to utilizing the Passivhaus Ribbon method for carbon calculations, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and creating spaces that stand the test of time.

Whether providing standalone architectural services or collaborating with fellow architects and developers as landscape consultants, our mission remains the same – to design spaces that are sustainable, resilient, and truly enrich the lives of all who inhabit them.

In embracing our role as a B Corporation, we are excited to embark on this journey towards a more sustainable and equitable future, one project at a time. Join us as we continue to push the boundaries of design excellence while championing the principles of social and environmental responsibility.

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