News / August 2019
Friday 26 July 2019
HASSELL among founding signatories to Architects Declare Australia

HASSELL is one of more than 30 leading Australian design practices who have declared a climate and biodiversity emergency and committed to respond with action by signing Architects Declare Australia on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

The Architects Declare Australia founding signatories have committed to raising awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst clients and supply chains.

First launched in the UK, of which HASSELL is also a signatory, Architects Declare seeks to advocate for faster change in the architecture and design industry towards regenerative design practices and raising the priority on government funding.

HASSELL Managing Director Steve Coster said the role of design is critical in addressing environmental sustainability.

“Signing this declaration is a further step in our practice’s ongoing commitment to sustainable design. The Declaration provides another impetus for critical conversation, innovation and challenge within the design, property and construction industries on how we can mitigate climate impacts through better and more sustainable design practices,” said Steve.

Australia is the third country in the world to launch Architects Declare and the first to include reference to Indigenous peoples.

Architect and Architects Declare Australia Spokesperson Caroline Pidcock says responding to climate change requires the work of all architects throughout the country.

“Challenging times demand strong responses. Today, a group of Australia’s acclaimed architects are putting up their hands to be instrumental in creating the future we need. We hope many more practices and individuals will follow their lead,” Caroline said.

For more information visit the Australian Architects Declare website.

Photography by Earl Carter.

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