MAKO is an architecture and urban design practice made up of highly experienced Architects. A productive built environment studio benefiting from the collective knowledge and creativity of our team and collaborators. We are guided by a strong sense of curiosity and of responsibility to future generations, imbuing our drive to find comprehensive, resilient and often unexpected solutions.
“It is our responsibility to demonstrate our commitment to quantitative change within our practice of architecture and urban design.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since December 2020.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
We, as signatories to Architects Declare, believe it is our responsibility to demonstrate our commitment to quantitative change within our practice of architecture and urban design.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
One of the largest benefits that we have seen already, has been the engagement of our staff, and our colleagues both in architecture, and allied professions. Many of our peers are curious about what they can do and we have been happy to share our experience of this process.
What offset project do you support?
A cookstove project in Malawi.
How can the community support you?
Greater awareness of this certification will, we believe, filter through the community and our clients and will become a pre-requisite in many, if not all sectors of our client base.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
We have converted to 100% green power for our office.
What has been the impact of your action?
The impact has mainly been awareness among our staff and the directors.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
We had a great team of people leading us through this process and believe that they should receive due credit for their input and advice during the preparation of documentation. It was daunting at first, as it was an area of legislation that we were not familiar with, but with the right people guiding us, we believe everyone can do it.