Elementa’s New Head of Sustainability and Integrated Design joins from Foster + Partners

Elementa Consulting have recruited Edward Garrod as their Head of Sustainability and Integrated Design. As an Operations Director working out of their London and Oxford offices he will focus on the practice’s growing international workload and further strengthen their capabilities in environmental analysis and sustainable design consultancy.

Garrod joins from world renowned architecture practice Foster + Partners where he was a Partner and Deputy Group leader for Environmental Engineering, having previously been a founding Director of PHA Consult.

He has built a reputation as an expert in the integrated design process, drawing upon his training in architecture and environmental design, and his experience leading environmental engineering teams on innovative buildings and masterplans around the world.

Garrod has played a central role in the environmental design and sustainability strategy of projects including the award-winning zero carbon Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, and Winspear Opera House in Dallas. Most recently has led the environmental engineering team for Foster + Partners’ Musée de la Romanitée in Narbonne.

Garrod said

“Elementa and Integral Group have assembled an incredible team dedicated to changing the industry for the better, it’s an irresistible challenge.”

Doug Kerr, Elementa’s Managing Director said

“Ed’s track record in sustainable design and business speaks for itself. His appointment marks an important step in our expansion, demonstrating our ambition and clear commitment to investing in the future of deep green engineering.”