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Architects Declare

Native were delighted to join all living Stirling Prize winning architects and other UK architecture practices in signing the Architects Declare manifesto this morning, committing to responding to the climate emergency. Our work has long focused on truly sustainable design and promoting natural materials in construction, so it is encouraging to see greater awareness of…

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Native Team Update

We are very pleased to announce that we recently welcomed Paul Brown to our team! Paul is a Chartered Architectural Technologist who joins us with a wealth of experience in Commercial, Residential and Heritage projects and has settled in to the team very quickly! You can read more about Paul here. 

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RIBA Yorkshire Awards

Native Director Sally has recently been out and about in Yorkshire looking at the years most impressive buildings within the region. Sally is on the judging panel for the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2019 as a Sustainability expert and will be a guest at the awards dinner on May 16th, where the winner of the 15…

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Hempcrete House, Orkney

UK Hempcrete have completed the casting of hempcrete for our new house on the island of Orkney! Combining hempcrete blocks with cast hempcrete, this two storey house combines a passive ventilation strategy with vapour permeable construction materials. UK Hempcrete are working closely with island contractors, Alfred Flett, to deliver this build with Alex Sparrow and his team due back…

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St Nick’s & Native

St Nicks is the green heart of York: a centre for nature and green living.  The charity started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve, which St Nicks continue to manage. With the help of many great volunteers, for the benefit of both wildlife and visitors, St Nicks play a key…

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Yorkshire Dales Affordable housing schemes approved!!

We are very pleased to announce that the Upper Dales Community Land Trust (CLT) have secured planning permission for their first affordable homes in Langthwaite – Arkengarthdale. Native assisted the CLT, which is formed to create protected homes in the Upper Dales in achieving planning for four homes. The new dwellings at Langthwaite will have a…

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2018 draws to a close.

With Christmas upon us, the Native office will be winding down tomorrow for the festive break and re-opening on January 2nd. It has been a great year for the team with the move into our new, award winning office at Lingcroft Farm and our autumnal celebration of 21 years in practice! We would like to…

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York Craftmanship Awards 2018

Team members James and Robert yesterday received a York Craftmanship Award for their excellent work on Native’s new office, The Granary. The award was given for the brickwork to the outrigger at the back of the property, which was re-built using re-claimed 2 and a half inch clamp bricks and a lime mortar, kindly supplied…

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Andrew qualifies!

After completing the RIBA North West Part 3 Course this year whilst working at Native, Andrew Jarman today found out that he passed his examination and is now able to join the ARB to register as an architect in the UK and is also eligible to be elected into the membership of the RIBA as…

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Hagges Wood Trust, Snap Wild Photography

On Friday 28th September, Sally was a judge for the Hagges Wood Trust Snap Wild Photography Competition alongside Project Lead Nicholas Atherton, Photographer Mike Cowling and Milly Ellis, Trustee of the Hagges Wood Trust. The Eco-Explorers Exhibition and Snap Wild Photography Competition Prize Giving Evening was introduced by our friend Emma Daniels and took place in Selby…

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