Pegged Alder Frame: The Cart Shed Studio, Marieke McBean1
The Big Shed: Work in Progress, Sue Manning2
Hemcrete House & Straw Bale House: External, Sue Maning3
ea was established in 2008 by Mary Roslin (Chartered Architect) and Sue Manning (Designer and Project Manager). Between us we have been researching, teaching and practising ecological architecture since the mid 1980's, and work from offices in Inverclyde and Highland Perthshire.
Our design intentions are to create buildings with a high standard of design that are responsive to people. To these ends we listen closely to our clients and design buildings so that they work:
• Functionally and Ergonomically
• On an emotional level, delighting the senses and lifting spirits
• For Planetary Protection
• With their Location
• Within an agreed construction budget, large or small.
The choice of building materials is central to our design approach. We work with local and/or renewable and natural materials, such as timber, stone, lime, clay, sheep's wool, straw bales and hempcrete.
We have extensive experience in the sympathetic renovation and adaptation of old buildings, while new projects give us the opportunity to work with client's aspirations, budgets and practical requirements.
In our work with Community Groups we employ participative processes to clarify group design ideas, and the aims of the group are supported throughout, to any agreed stage or to project completion.