Anthropocene Projects C.I.C.

Our cross-disciplinary, collaborative projects are intended to build climate literacy for those involved in the built environment. We facilitate workshops and provide consultancy services that promote understanding of the climate crisis, we work to highlight our personal and professional impact, then facilitate behavioural changes that will help create a more regenerative built environment.

We firmly believe the construction industry can transition from being an extractive, polluter to a regenerative store of our cultural and material heritage. Buildings and infrastructure are vital in protecting and enriching our lives but cannot continue to be built, operated and demolished in the current manner.

Why C.I.C.?

As a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.), we are legally a social enterprise and must use our assets and profits for the benefit of our community. We are not a charity but have a philanthropic approach to our work. The fees for our services go towards our running costs, research and development to benefit the community, not to build private fortunes. We believe in fair employment practices and embodying the principles we wish to see in the world. Our intention is to produce the resources our industry needs, making as much as possible free and open-source to enable rapid uptake and use at scale unrestricted by geography, wealth or status

Collaboration

Scott and Sam have joined forces combining Sam’s practice experience and the projects of Resilient Works C.I.C. and Scott’s experience of the Anthropocene Architecture School to form Anthropocene Projects C.I.C. The company serves as a vehicle to promote understanding of the climate crisis and ecological emergency to those working within the built environment, highlight their personal and professional impact and facilitate behavioural changes that will help prevent environmental degradation. 

We welcome collaboration with others who share our goals, we are always looking to find and work with like-minded people.

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Sam Turner

Ba(Hons)PG DipArch ARB  

Founding Director

sam@anthropoceneprojects.co.uk

Sam (He/Him) is an architect, educator and activist. He started his career at Mae Architects working on residential projects, developing a specialism in elderly care buildings and sustainable design. He helped launch the Interrobang team at Webb Yates Engineers, a trans-disciplinary studio working on residential, commercial, aviation and arts projects. He is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and London Metropolitan Universities. He has contributed to the foundation of the  Climate Framework and Embodied Carbon Calculators Groups. As a volunteer in the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) he has coordinated the Existing Buildings, Carbon Literacy and Events Groups, he is currently the Movement Support Coordinator on the Steering Group and has represented them at architecture festivals and symposiums across Europe.   

 

In October 2020 Sam founded Resilient Works C.I.C. to conduct projects that build and disseminate knowledge of low energy and regenerative design, using approaches that have been developed into the work of Anthropocene Projects.

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Scott McAulay

BSc(Hons) PG DipArch  

Founding Director

scott@anthropoceneprojects.co.uk

Scott (He/Him) is an climate justice activist, climate literacy educator, and founded the Anthropocene Architecture School - an agile, climate emergency, architectural education platform, in 2019. Since launching the AAS publicly at 2019’s Architecture Fringe, Scott has fused his backgrounds in activism and sustainable architecture to support architects, students, and educators internationally: acting as a catalyst to create educational spaces and resources to respond to the Climate Emergency and to cultivate Climate Literacy in the wider construction industry and beyond with passionate urgency.

 

Since graduating in 2019, Scott has lectured and run workshops on built environment Climate Literacy for schools of architecture across the U.K., Europe and the Americas. His work has featured in Archinect, the Architects Journal, the RIBA Journal and in TIME's recent "Climate is Everything" issue. He sits on the RIAS Sustainability Working Group, is a coordinator of the Architects Climate Action Network’s Climate Literacy Working Group and placed in the RIBAJ Rising Stars cohort of 2020.

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