SOCIAL VALUES

Bluesky is a woman-led practice with a core team from a range of backgrounds.

As a RIBA practice, we are committed to making architecture and the broader construction industry more inclusive. We believe a diverse and inclusive profession, representative of the societies our members work within, is pivotal to meeting the challenges of the future faced by our profession.

Delivering Social Value within our Design Practice

As a RIBA member, we adhere to their code of conduct. We are committed to helping to protect the future of our industry through enhanced training and giving something back to enable others to benefit from our actions.

Staff Development

  • All staff receive regular CPD, evidenced as part of our RIBA requirements.
  • In recent years we have invested in significant training to REVIT, COBie data requirements, BIM and sustainable design approaches.
  • Bluesky is awarded the Gold Investors in People Award.
  • Bluesky are committed to our teams Workplace Wellbeing, as part of this all Directors and Line Managers have received Mental Health First Aid Training

Supporting the development of our industry

Bluesky recognise the benefits to our industry, the local community and ourselves of encouraging and nurturing the next generation of architects, designers and technologists, Our commitments include:

  • University Links: Employment and mentoring of 1 or 2 RIBA Part 1 students each year, giving them invaluable practical work experience as part of their career path into architecture. Our students are paid a living wage whilst in our employment.
  • Work Experience: Bluesky offers a 1-2-week placement for a 15-16-year-old student. This helps us strengthen our links with schools, provides valuable CPD for staff and gives our team a fresh perspective from creative young people.

Environment – Our Carbon Reduction Commitments

At Bluesky we take our responsibility to manage our business in a sustainable manner seriously. We monitor our environmental impact in the way we run our business and support sustainable design approaches in all of our projects, working with our client to achieve their Net Zero Carbon or Low Carbon building objectives.

Sustainable architecture is an integral part of our design solutions for every project we deliver; ensuring the buildings will minimise their carbon footprint at every stage of design, material choices and construction through to operational use.

Bluesky recognise there are two aspects of our practice that impact the environment and shape our approach to sustainability:

  • The way we manage our practice
  • Our architectural designs

As a practice we are aiming to reach Net Zero Carbon by 2035.

The Bluesky Carbon Reduction report can be viewed here.