Cullinan Studio, Max Fordham LLP

Mind the Gap: People and Building Performance













Wednesday 22 April, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Cullinan Studio, 5 Baldwin Terrace, London N1 7RU

Two years on, is Cullinan Studio's retrofit office building performing as predicted? Join the architects Cullinan Studio, environmental engineers Max Fordham and Research Engineer in Sustainability and Physics Trevor Keeling (University of Reading/Buro Happold) for a discussion centred on how we engage with building performance data.

The event, hosted in this case study building, aims to explore the question: how do we understand building physics alongside qualitative user experience? And more importantly, how can we use these two forms of information to improve the performance of our buildings?

The energy data from the office's Building Management System will be presented alongside measured data of the end users, juxtaposing quantitative data output with a more qualitative human perspective. Does this data tell us whether the building is an efficient, comfortable and productive environment?

This event aims to use social media to engage with participants before, during and after the discussion, using a public forum accessed via the Cullinan Studio website.

The evening will be chaired by Jon Bootland, Sustainable Development Foundation

  • Johnny Winter, Cullinan Studio
  • Phil Armitage, Max Fordham
  • Trevor Keeling, University of Reading/BuroHappold

Following it's debut at Open House London event last September, Cullinan Studio welcomes back to their office the Woodpecker drawing machine. To celebrate its return, it will be creating a special drawing, based on live data, during our Green Sky Thinking event!

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'New City: Old City - A Desigm Process Locked into Context, Community and Climate'
Roddy Langmuir, Architects, Cullinan Studio writes his views in 'The British Papers: Current Thinking on Sustainable City Design' newly published by RIBA Bookshops.

The British Papers is a collection of invited essays and opinions from architectural and urban design leaders, as a snapshot of current thinking and approaches to sustainable city-making.

This series of essays brings together the thoughts of leading figures in the industry – including Richard Rogers, Sir Terry Farrell, and Judit Kimpian – to share their particular viewpoints about latest design thinking. This wide ranging collection of essays look at how our history, culture and identity anchor us in place and time.

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