As Head of Sustainability, Karl is helping drive our commitment to meet the RIBA Sustainable Outcomes by embedding good, sustainable design principles in our projects and through his Research & Development on key themes. He is also currently undertaking retrofit training with the AECB to better understand how we can extend the life our existing buildings.

Since joining HLM in 2015, Karl’s work has been primarily focused on the Higher Education sector, ranging from estate masterplanning through to small-scale refurbishment of innovative teaching spaces and large-scale new build facilities.

Karl excels at engaging with clients and stakeholders to understand and interpret their aspirations, and he thrives in solving complex design challenges with a pragmatic, evidence-lead, humanist approach to architecture.

Did you know?
Karl tries to live the ‘Good Life’ and has turned his garden in to an allotment, complete with chickens, so that he can be more self-sufficient. As well as being an avid board-gamer, he is always looking to try a new hobby and has recently stepped up the plate for the Sheffield Bladerunners Baseball Club!


Thoughts and Views

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A note from Karl Brown, HLM's new Head of Sustainability

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Retrofit and the Circular Economy

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