At Grimshaw we’ve set ambitious goals for ourselves and our clients to deliver compelling, forward-thinking architecture and design that has the power to deliver a better future.

Grimshaw’s broad project portfolio includes four decades of leading-edge design that has applied bold approaches to ambitious briefs. This has informed our holistic approach to sustainable development which encompasses the full scale of economic, social and environmental impacts. An increasing population and finite resources have created unique challenges, and our response must address ways to improve quality of life while simultaneously regenerating our planet.


To understand what we aim to achieve, and how we intend to achieve it, read more about our strategies below, or see our more extensive  Group Environmental Policy→.

In 2019, we pledged that all our business operations from 2020 and beyond would be carbon neutral. You can track our progress in our Summary of GHG Emissions→.

We also pledged to design and deliver socially and environmentally regenerative buildings and assets by 2030, and as a first step to reach this, to design net zero carbon ready buildings and infrastructure by the end of 2025. These aims will allow our clients to meet ambitious targets for carbon reduction. To deliver these commitments we have established specific design procedures, provided additional training and software and invested in collaborations and partnerships with research organizations and industry partners, working within industry networks to expedite the change that’s required. Read more about these commitments and capabilities in our Net Zero Carbon Statement→.

Our current portfolio of work underscores the commitments that we have made, to move beyond a status quo notion of sustainability and work collaboratively across disciplines in order to plan, design, build and construct in ways that promote positive planetary impacts. Read our Regenerative Design Policy→ to find out more about our collaborative and holistic approach.

Case Studies

Our portfolio of ground-breaking architecture and design is the result of careful research, bold innovation and countless inputs and ideas that ultimately bring us to a design that meets not only our own ambitions and aspirations, but those of our clients, too. In order to document the ingenuity and depth of inquiry that each project has demanded, we have created a series of case studies that highlight the various strategies we’ve utilised to achieve award-winning results.

We recognise that the issues confronting our planet are too large, too significant and too urgent to address alone. We have partnered with organisations across the globe to make measurable commitments to change, both within our practice and our wider industry.

The practice is signed up to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and in 2021 operated as a carbon-neutral company. As signatories of the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, the practice is committed to the operation of net-zero carbon buildings by 2030 as well as signatories of Architects Declare, Responsible Steel and ConcreteZero