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

In addition to my role as Professor of Architecture at the University of the West of England, I am a practicing architect and sustainability consultant.
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, an architectural and urban design practice with offices in Bath, London and Belfast. 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.
I remain a consultant to FCB Studios with whom I continue to work on a variety of projects including Bath Abbey, the Brighton Dome and Pavilion estate and the Southbank Centre and am also mentor and consultant to the sustainability team at Max Fordham, a building services engineering consultancy at the leading edge of sustainable environmental design.
My other consultancy work includes 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 the Technology Strategy Board 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 Governing Body.
I am also a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath and an external examiner to the Architectural Association Masters in Sustainable Environmental Design and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: Masters in Environmental Design and Engineering courses.

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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