Our design team is all committed to research by marrying the latest developing ideas with the practical world of construction. Until recently Duncan Baker-Brown and his partner Ian McKay ran the MA in Sustainable Development at The University of East London’s School of Architecture as well as running a design studio focusing on similar issues at the School of Architecture in Brighton. The research and learning that manifests from this academic work has been necessary to test emerging ideas from the practices investigations through office based and student design projects. Research keeps the team ahead of the game. By merging practice with research BBM have a unique understanding of the real deliverable potentials of sustainable development today or in ten years time. This means that we are well placed to ensure that our proposals are future-proof.