WHO WE ARE
WHO STRIVE TO CREATE RESILIENT, INSPIRING & ENRICHING ENVIRONMENTS.
We at TEDS are an award-winning social venture whose aim is to reduce the exposure and vulnerability of communities and environments to natural / human induced hazards (particularly those resulting from or exacerbated by climate change).
Our work in this field is facilitated and undertaken through design, research and training initiatives which highlights the causes/consequences of hazards and showcases strategies for adaptation and resilience to these threats.
We work internationally on projects at a range of scales and are driven by the challenge of designing for adaptation to a changing climate. A pioneering design research methodology is used throughout our work, ensuring strategies are rigorously grounded and clearly communicated, to create enriching spaces and places.
Our team has a trans-disciplinary array of skills which we utilise throughout the work that we do. Founded in 2013, TEDS areas of expertise include strategies for resilience to; Flooding, Heat Waves, Extreme Cold, Drought, Wild Fires, Energy Shortages and Earthquakes. Within our design process we also incorporate good practice principles of daylighting, ecological design and high quality placemaking.
Founder & Director
The Environmental Design Studio
Ed is a specialist in environmental design in architecture, with a particular interest in developing strategies to improve the resilience of communities and the built environment. In 2020, his book ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building and Community Design’ was published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He speaks regularly at flood conferences and events worldwide, and runs the RIBA’s core CPD lecture series on flooding, with the seminar ‘The Fundamentals of Flood Resilient Design’. Alongside his practice Ed has been involved with a number of Research Council-funded studies, including the PhD he has been working the University of Cambridge on flood-resilient architecture and the communication of risk. He lives on a houseboat / barge on the river Thames and loves life on the water.
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