Chris Twinn set up his own specialist practice in 2014 after 28 years at Arup, latterly as Arup Fellow and director.
He delivered his first zero carbon development more than 25 years ago and brings a wealth of experience from working around the globe, in practical design, construction, policy, regeneration, locally appropriate solutions, for masterplans, through to individual buildings. Taking a ‘Total Design’ systemic approach, integrating aspects that include planning & policy, architecture, engineering, building physics & economics, he pushes well beyond code and compliance standards and is recognised as a world leader and collaborator in his field.
Much of his recent work focuses on how the built environment should use less resources and hence also cost less than business-as-usual. This includes current projects achieving 85% improvement on building regulation carbon emissions.
Chris is a member of LETI and helped write their Climate Emergency Design Guide, an EDGE think-tank core member, Sustainable Development Foundation board member, frequent member of UKGBC task groups, a Jersey Architecture Commissioner, and member of four design review panels. He is regularly called upon for award judging panels worldwide.