WHO WE ARE
WHO STRIVE TO CREATE RESILIENT, INSPIRING
& ENRICHING ENVIRONMENTS.
We at TEDS are an award-winning design research led 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 Barsley 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. Ed speaks regularly at flood conferences and events worldwide, and in 2018 ran the RIBA’s nationwide core CPD lecture series on flooding, with the seminar ‘Designing for Flood Resilience’. 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. Over the past four years Ed has been writing a book on flood resilience for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) entitled; ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building and Community Design’
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