Professor Bill Gething

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  • Qualifications:MA (Cantab) Dipl Arch
  • Position:Professor of Architecture
  • Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87164

About me

I retired from my role as Professor of Architecture in November 2022 but maintain my connection with the University as Emeritus Professor.


I have broad design experience including master planning, bespoke office buildings, Higher Education buildings, housing and the design of caring communities built up over almost 30 years as a partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. At FCB Studios I had overall responsibility for the practice's research work and built up particular expertise in sustainability through personal involvement in many of the pioneering projects that contributed to the practice's international reputation as well as taking a reviewing role on all major projects.


My other consultancy work included the development of the Green Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work, work for the Energy Savings Trust on the thermal upgrading of hard to treat properties, leading the concept design and planning workgroup for the Zero Carbon Hub Design versus As Built Performance programme and work for Innovate UK on the addressing the challenge of a changing climate on the built environment.


I was Sustainability Advisor to the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 2003 to 2009 and am currently Vice Chair of BRE Global's Impartiality Committee.


I am an expert advisor to the Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change, a trustee of Spike Island international centre for contemporary art and design and a design review panel member for Design West.


I am external examiner to the MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Area of expertise

Adaptation of the built environment to Climate Change
Thermal upgrading of the existing building stock
Soft Landings – how to design and construct buildings that meet performance expectations.
Sustainable environmental design
Building construction and technology


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