Purcell’s Head of Sustainability appointed to Architects Declare Steering Group

13 June 2024
Purcell's Head of Sustainability Laura Baron takes part in a panel discussion

Laura Baron joins a cohort of 16 Steering Group members from over 1,300 Architects Declare signatory practices. 

UK Architects Declare is a network of architectural practices committed to addressing climate and biodiversity emergency. In her new role as part of the Architects Declare Steering Group, Laura will be engaging with other signatory practices and the wider built environment sector to help address the climate crisis, as well as supporting on other Architects Declare initiatives and activity.  

As Head of Sustainability at Purcell, one of the world’s leading heritage specialists, I champion material reuse - how to make the most of what we already have, and explore the non-economic value of architecture, looking beyond cost per square metre to wider environmental and social benefits.

— Laura Baron, Head of Sustainability

In addition to this new role within Architects Declare, Laura recently co-authored and launched the City of London Corporation’s Heritage Building Retrofit Toolkit, which provides a decarbonisation roadmap for the historic buildings in the capital’s Square Mile. She also sits on the NLA Conservation and Retrofit Expert Panel, was the sustainability expert on the RIBA South East Awards Jury this year and has contributed to multiple publications from the Low Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI). 

Recently, Laura was a guest on the ‘Thrive in Construction’ podcast. You can hear the conversation in full here.

Head of Sustainability Laura Baron launches the City of London Corporation’s Heritage Building Retrofit Toolkit