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Profile - TVR Design Consultancy

Profile

TVR Design Consultancy is a small-sized architectural practice and environmental consultancy in Cambridge (UK). In 2015 it became incorporated into JT Environmental Consultants Ltd.

We are sustainability experts, working across the fields of architecture, urban design, and agriculture in UK and Europe. Our expertise includes integrated building design, conservation, energy efficient retrofitting, sustainable design solutions, city regeneration, cultural heritage, environmental impact assessments, architectural research and educational projects in UK and Europe including delivery of Master courses in Cultural Heritage, City Regeneration and Sustainable Design in Built Environment. SEC also has considerable experience in integrated and sustainable farming systems including organic and low input farming and has conducted numerous studies of the agronomic and environmental impacts of GM crops.

We offer bespoke services, tailored to the particular needs of clients and projects – we are a rigorous, can-do organisation ready to take on any challenge. The consultancy we bring to projects has the advantage of being fully integrated with our architectural approach and design process. From development appraisals, funding advice and community engagement through to heritage consultancy and masterplanning, we’ll conduct a thorough area appraisal. We combine creative design with intelligent lateral thinking to help formulate a vision and strategy. Known for our ability to resolve complex challenges within sensitive sites, we build new spaces and update existing buildings so that they are as energy efficient as possible and make the most of locally or sustainably sourced materials. Our cross-sector experience and strong relationships with public, third sector and private stakeholders will ensure the development of an appropriate regeneration framework to encourage vibrant and sustainable communities.

Our people.

Тatiana Ruchi PhD, MSt (Cambridge), BA (Hons) Dip Arch. Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK.
Tatiana is an internationally trained architectural consultant with 15 years of integrated building design experience, sustainability skills and experience of working in research and teaching environments. She has an expertise in sustainable housing, city regeneration, smart cities and energy efficiency. She completed few housing projects in UK on her own and for 5 years she was part of the design team of Annand & Mustoe Architects in Cambridge for mixed-use projects and several for well-known public buildings across Cambridgeshire. Tatiana has an experience with projects funded by international donors (eg, ERASMUS Mundus, Eurostars, Horizon 2020 and TUD COST Action). She has technical knowledge of energy labelling for buildings in UK and EU, methods of calculating of Energy efficiency ratings, of Building Codes and other relevant standard technical documentation, building energy regulations in UK and Europe and national and international Environmental Assessment Methods. She participates in EU research programs on “Smart Integrated System for Energy Efficiency and Market Uptake”, “Energy efficient behaviour”, “Increasing energy performance of existing buildings through process and organisation innovations and creating a market for deep renovation”. She is visiting lecturer and Master Thesis supervisor at Istituto Mediterraneo del Design in Italy. Tatiana has a detailed understanding of architecture history, theory and contemporary practice. Her recent research papers on sustainable design and publications in Building Research and Information Magazine demonstrated her excellent expertise in the above areas.

Jeremy Sweet PhD, MSc, NDA.
Jeremy is a member of the EFSA Environment Working Group on GMOs. He was chairman of the Environmental, Post Market Environmental Monitoring and GM Fish Working Groups of the EFSA GMO panel and was formerly vice–chairman of the EFSA GMO Panel. He is a consultant and advisor on GMOs to the European Commission, European governments, FAO/UNIDO and scientific organisations and academies of several countries. He lectures on risk assessment of GMOs on postgraduate courses at the University of Marche (Ancona) and other courses listed below. He is work package leader in the GRACE EU project on Systematic Reviewing of the impacts of GM plants. He was an advisory Board member of the EU Pegasus project on GM animals, the EU Price Project on coexistence, the DEMETRA Life project, the EU COST Action on GM trees and the ESEGMO project in Finland. He served on the Steering Committee of the Swiss NFP59 programme on GMOs. He is an author in over 60 scientific papers on Plant Pathology and GMOs and 4 books.