Our designs excite and inspire, regularly exceeding expectation
Quattro Design Architects is a leading Sustainable Architectural practice. With offices in Gloucester, London and Cardiff, we are well placed to deliver schemes on a regional and local basis.
Established 35+ years ago, Quattro’s Sustainable Architecture spans multiple sectors including Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Housing, Leisure, Later Living and Care. Our passionate Teams are led by sector-specific Directors bringing industry insight, expertise, and established partnerships, ensuring great collaboration and the delivery of design and technical excellence.
At Quattro, we design for the people who will benefit from the places and spaces we create. Net Zero Carbon Architecture is high on our agenda and we live and breathe Architectural Sustainability. Our designs excite and inspire, regularly exceeding expectation. They create long-lasting impressions on the individuals and communities for whom they are designed; transforming lives. Our repeat business and long-lasting partnerships speak for themselves.
From the outset, sustainability, collaboration, and social value have been at the heart of our work. Today we embrace these values as passionately as ever, developing inspiring, award-winning and technically excellent buildings, sensitively designed with a human touch.
Sustainability permeates our culture as well as our design
In 1984 at inception, Quattro was delivering Sustainable Design. We were ahead of the game. Today, more than ever, Architectural Sustainability lies at the core of our thinking.
Applying our extensive experience and expertise, we work collaboratively with our clients to develop comprehensive sustainable solutions that are practical, affordable, and appropriate to each project. We firmly believe in getting the basic design right and in using natural passive dynamics to reduce energy demand and create enduring, cost-effective, and energy-efficient buildings.
We are experienced in achieving BREEAM accreditation and using this process from an early stage to guide the design and procurement through a wide range of sustainable issues. We are members of the AECB and Passivhaus Trust and our Passivhaus accredited architects are in-house.
We have signed up to the Architects declare register and are working towards the 2030 climate challenge. Quattro Design Architects is an ISO 45001 accredited company. Sustainability permeates our culture as well as our design, our green credentials are important to us.
We have over 50 staff and are growing
Number of completed projects over last 5 years
Net Zero Carbon Architecture is high on our agenda
Great collaboration delivers design and technical excellence
The “solitary genius” who spontaneously receives creative ideas doesn’t exist, and we see that as a good thing. Over the years, our creative Team has learnt that designing collaboratively delivers better design.
Engaging conversation with contractors, clients, designers and end-users, stimulates ideas and this in turn, creates an environment for continuous improvement, openness between all parties, a readiness to accept new ideas, trust, and mutual benefit.
As a result, a much stronger, more powerful and effective team is born.
At Quattro, we strive to create technically excellent design that conveys truth, sustainability and value through collaboration.
We are passionate about our work, our communities and our environment
Quattro, as a practice, emerged from Solon Housing Association over 35 years ago when our mission was to focus on social and environmental architecture. We were on topic. Today, social value and benefitting society, the communities and the individuals we work with, as well as our environment, still lie at the heart of our ethos.
We see social value as a responsibility. During Lockdown, we were hailed as Business & Community Champions when we were quick off the mark to transform our 3D printers for the manufacture of essential face shield equipment. Sharing our Architectural and Sustainable Design experience and passion with young people and local communities lies at the core of our work. We currently support the CIOB, RIBA and Constructing Excellence where our staff frequently undertake the Chairperson role in webinars and presentations, promoting Architecture to an even broader audience. We actively fundraise for local charities and as a leading Sustainable Architectural practice, we take our green credentials seriously.
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Accreditations, Affiliations and Frameworks
Having delivered Sustainable Architecture in the Midlands, the South and Wales for over 35 years, we have established successful partnerships within Construction. We encourage staff membership of relevant industry bodies and we actively engage in Architectural, Design and Construction forums.
Our Talented Team
Our In-house Services
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Design Services
- Feasibility Studies
- Interior Design
- Technical Design (RIBA Stages 4-6)
- Sustainable Design
- Low Carbon Design
- Passivhaus Architecture
- Design & Build
- Developer Led
- Planning Applications
- Planning Consultancy
- Premises Development Plans
- Project Management
- Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2022/23
- Contract Management
- Lead Consultant (Project Lead)
- Principal Designer
- Historic Buildings & Conservation
- Landscape Architecture