What we do
The Glass-House works to help people design more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable places.
We know that making great places isn't easy. The design and procurement process is complex and the wrong decisions can lead to costly mistakes, delays and complications. When you try to involve a broad mix of local people, things can get even more complicated.
We also know that well designed places can transform a neighbourhood and improve the quality of life there. If the design process engages, inspires and mobilises local people and organisations, it can:
- result in more creative, dynamic and sustainable places
- save valuable time and resources on project development and delivery
- help build support and collaboration within the community
At The Glass-House we work to give everyone involved in developing buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods the skills and confidence to work together to find the best outcomes for the project leaders, local people and the neighbourhood.
We combine hands-on support with the sharing of experiences and learning from those in different sectors and disciplines involved in built environment projects.
We are committed to making our programmes fully accessible and provide subsidised access to events, training and support.
Revenue earned from our commissioned work goes towards funding our free and subsidised support for communities.