About us

Sustainable Design Collective


We are a collective of Architects, Environmental and Construction professionals. Our goal is to provide sustainable building solutions to meet the needs of the environment, and the people who use and interact with buildings.

We see that Good Design and Sustainability are inextricably linked. We deliver tailored solutions to meet the needs of your business, local authority or domestic housing project. Our 35 years of experience and considerable expertise allow us to deliver the most cost effective, sustainable and unique solutions that match the requirements of our clients.

We specialise in Low Carbon Timber Frame construction. We also provide services for Sustainable Retro-fit, and Consultancy on the best Sustainable/Low Carbon solutions.

The Team

Bill Brown MA, RIBA – Managing/Technical DirectorBill Brown RIBA Sustainable Design Collective

Bill has over 40 years experience in housing, interior design and commercial architecture. A housing specialist, he has also worked as a Director of Housing and Construction in local Government.

Donal Brown BSc, MSc – Sustainabilty DirectorDonal Brown MSc Sustainable Design Collective

Donal has an academic background in the Environment and Sustainability, specialising in climate change mitigation and low carbon housing. Donal has professional experience in micro-renewables, the Code for Sustainable Homes, SAP assessment and Passivhaus standards.

Dr Di Parkin PhD – Company SecretaryDi Parkin PhD Sustainable Design Collective

Di is the company secretary and has 30 years experience of management in the public and private sector.