Innes Johnston


Senior Partner

It's important to nurture the client's aspirations and design team relationships beyond project completion. In this way buildings can work truly sustainably.

My feeling is that a building can only be sustainable if it is comfortable, usable, and maintainable. This places particular emphasis on the design of user controls, simplicity and a real engagement in the process of hand over: I’m a keen advocate of Soft Landings.

As a chartered building services and acoustic engineering team leader I have run projects at all stages from concept briefing throughout the construction process to post-handover. Many have been high profile public cultural and arts buildings with historic building fabric.

Right from the start, I enjoy making sense of complex briefs, and reconciling the physics on paper with the human reality of a building in operation. I take pride in bringing to life the architect's vision while maintaining a consistent ‘big-picture’ view of the environmental strategy.

I'm the Senior Partner responsible for leading the Bristol office of the Practice, having established it myself in 2013.

Innes Johnston