Lynne Sullivan OBE


Lynne Sullivan


Lynne is a co-founding partner of sustainableBYdesign, born out of the design arm of Inbuilt which she joined as Design Director in 2008. Previously she was Director of Sustainability at Broadway Malyan Architects 2000-2008 , one of the top 25 architecture practices in the world, and Associate Director at ECD Architects 1991-2000, a practice which was unique in combining architectural services with energy and environmental consultancy.

Lynne has an outstanding track record as a Project Architect specialising in sustainable and low-energy developments, of which many have won awards and competitions, been shortlisted for awards, have been exhibited as exemplars in design, and monitored as demonstration projects. Notably she won the UK Government's first Zero CO2 Housing Competition in 1999 (with Nigel Craddock at ECD), she designed the UK House for the Malmo Bo01 Housing Expo in 2001 (at Broadway Malyan) and as Project Architect was a finalist in both the LDA 2006 Gallions Park Zero CO2 Competition, and English Partnerships 2008 Zero CO2 Hanham Hall Carbon Challenge Competition (at Broadway Malyan for Bellway and Taylor Wimpey respectively).

Her work as Project Architect also includes workplace buildings, for a low-carbon office for BP at Sunbury, and for the International Faculty Building for Royal Holloway College University of London in 2000, subject of a pioneering BSRIA monitoring study, and winner of an RIBA Regional Design Award. She has also carried out innovative and low-energy refurbishment projects, including the regeneration of Hazlewood & Adair towers in Kensington, which received European grant funding under the "Energie" programme to upgrade building fabric to PassivHaus standards and incorporate heat recovery ventilation and heat pump hot water and space heating.

Lynne has a unique reputation in her contribution to policy and strategy for the sustainable built environment, which includes being the only architect on the Governments 2004-5 Sustainable Buildings Taskgroup, being a Member of the Governments Building Regulations Advisory Committee since 2002 leading on Energy Conservation and Sustainability, and chairing the Expert Panel for the Scottish government whose report: "A Low Carbon Building Standards Strategy for Scotland" was published in 2007. Lynne is a member of the Governments Green Construction Board, RIBA's Sustainable Futures Committee, is an Architectural Adviser to the RIBA Competitions Office, and sits on the National Design Review Panel of the Design Commission for Wales as well as the Cambridge Quality Panel.

Lynne is a member of The Edge a campaigning multidisciplinary thinktank.

She is also a member of the National Platform Support Group, formerly nCRISP, mapping the Strategic Research Agenda from EU research themes through to construction industry priorities.

Lynne was awarded the OBE for services to Architecture in the New Years Honours List 2011.

Recent Publications

"Design for 2050" - keynote contribution to international Sue-MOT conference, Loughborough 2009

    Delivering Passivhaus principles through Quality Design - Ecobuild 2011


Sample Projects

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