The design team is lead by Jessica Eyers. Jessica is a architectural designer, Certified Passive House Designer and environmental building consultant.
She was first drawn to eco design more than 15 years ago, while she was involved in the master plan and design of an eco resort, Sandele in the Gambia, West Africa (See this article for the research that Ben subsequently conducted at Sandele). By this time she had decided to commit fully to environmentally sustainable design and undertook her second degree; an MSc in environmental architecture, run by the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. She completed the degree with distinction, partly thanks to the thesis on solar shading which comprised empirical research in both the UK and NZ.
Moving to NZ in 2005, she moved from architectural design into environmental building consultancy, working closely with architect Anne Salmond. She worked on projects for charity Sustainable Wanaka for 4 years, including the internationally celebrated Eco Design Advisor project. She also works regularly for the NZGBC.
Jessica loves forms and materials that are offer delight, health and efficiency
Whether you have a pretty fixed plan or just loose ideas, she can work with you to make it a reality. Whether it is Passive House, straw-bale, or passive solar, she can advise you on materials, layout and form.
After your hour’s free consultation, the design will already be on the right track. Following this she will work through the design process from concept and energy modelling through to building consent.
All photos courtesy of the Alpine Image Company Ltd