Festus has been a director of John Robertson Architects since 1996 and has continuously played a leading role in the direction, development and output of the practice: helping JRA become one of the most respected and trusted architecture studios in the hugely competitive Central London market.
Festus’ approach to architecture begins with the emphasis that he places on maintaining consistency of the design concept from the large scale through to that of detail. This has led him to develop a rarely-matched expertise in construction techniques and consultant relations in order to repeatedly deliver buildings that answer complex and challenging architectural briefs across a range of sectors, including offices, education and residential. In particular, Festus’ understanding of envelope design and energy use within buildings has enabled JRA to deliver market-leading sustainability performance in both new build and challenging retrofit projects. Festus also leads the work of JRA’s workspace fit-out team.
Festus is an expert in sustainability and has an in-depth knowledge of the BREEAM benchmarking system, he regularly speaks at conferences and events on this and other topics. Festus leads JRA’s contribution to Land Aid’s charitable work and recently consulted with the Venture Trust to assist them with an office relocation in Edinburgh.
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