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Workshop Architecture

Workshop Architecture was founded in 2008 by James Staughton and Tony Styant-Browne and since 2016 has been co-directed by James Staughton and Simon Whibley. As a team of 10 we are a vibrant architectural, interior design and urban design practice. We have an established reputation for an innovative, interactive design process for both public and private sector clients where the design solution emerges from a shared vision.

We are committed to intelligent strategic design, to the principles of environmental sustainability (as well as social and economic sustainability), to positive client and consultant relationships and to the effective delivery of our projects. It is on these principles that the mutual design and development aspirations of each project are built.

We are dedicated to a contemporary position in architecture, along with a commitment to the craft of architecture with the knowledge that well-crafted buildings, resulting from the intelligent and inventive use of materials, allow the embodied aspirations of each individual project to be fully realised.

Our receipt to date, of 12 AIA Architecture Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award for Design, various industry awards and recognition by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria for excellence in the delivery of architectural services, are testament to these qualities.

Both our directors and our staff are also keen contributors to the architectural profession and to architectural education; through the Australian Institute of Architects awards program, the Architect Victoria professional journal, as design studio leaders as well as critics at RMIT University and University of Melbourne, and more.

What does NoCO2 Certification mean?

By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Workshop Architecture is certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by CRI; can be promoted and marketed as such and can display the NoCO2 Logo issued by CRI. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Workshop Architecture undertook the following process:

  1. Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2020. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
  2. Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and
  3. Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.

What Carbon Credit Projects does Workshop Architecture purchase offsets from?

India Wind Project

Investments in clean energy sources, such as wind, are considered to be essential both in the interest of the environment and for public health reasons. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid-connected conventional fossil fuel-based thermal power plants, while reducing emissions. Wind Projects reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and limit local air pollution, curtailing its negative health impacts. In addition to its environmental benefits, the implementation of the project creates job opportunities for local workers, contractors, and suppliers, while the operation and maintenance of the wind park generate long-term employment positions.

Carbon Reduction Institute