SYSTRA architects design elegant, purposeful buildings and structures to enhance the experience for users, exceed client expectations, and deliver sustainable solutions that make a positive contribution to communities and the environment.

Designing sustainable structures for lifetime performance

All buildings or structures – whether they serve transport or energy infrastructure, provide workspaces or homes – must be designed around the needs of people, the environment, and their purpose.

Designing buildings that integrate with wider infrastructure projects or urban developments requires the early involvement of experienced architects – to ensure that all of the functional, aesthetic and performance requirements of the building are addressed from the earliest stages. Developers, infrastructure operators and local authorities often underestimate the scale of activities involved in developing sustainable, deliverable and economically viable building designs. Successful architecture projects require an understanding of the human, environmental and operational demands of the building – if they are to gain the support of wider stakeholders and achieve planning consents.

The chartered architects at SYSTRA have extensive experience of designing buildings and structures for complex, multi-disciplinary transport and energy infrastructure projects. Our architects work with specialists across our business to deliver beautiful, practical and sustainable buildings designed for optimum performance.

As a Chartered RIBA Architecture Practice, SYSTRA designs rail stations, transport buildings and structures, energy infrastructure facilities and a whole range of other buildings for clients in many sectors.

Architectural design to delight every client

Our architects are experienced in interpreting briefs and engaging with clients to understand their real requirements, the role of the building and how it will be used. We pride ourselves on delivering beyond the limitations of the brief – creating buildings that perform to the highest functional and sustainable standards and enhance the experience for anyone using them.

We challenge requirements and value engineer buildings to deliver the most efficient and effective solutions for our clients. We design buildings to overcome constraints and optimise the available space.

People-centred transport architecture

In the transport sector, we understand the role of transport hubs, rail stations and other interchanges – so we design buildings that work intuitively for humans and facilitate efficient and enjoyable journeys. We focus on the experience of the building user and the practical needs of each transport mode, creating people-centred designs that improve the travel experience and enhance the local environment.

Engineering design in harmony with the environment

In the energy sector, we have experience of designing sustainable structures to house energy generation infrastructure – such as energy-from-waste facilities. Our designs have included the largest timber structure of its kind in Europe and one of the largest ‘living’ biomass walls, alongside landscaping and habitat creation features to enhance biodiversity.

Gatwick Airport Station

Data-driven design to optimise performance

SYSTRA architects make use of the vast amount of data available to support elegant and efficient building design. We use data on everything from people movement and dwell times to noise levels and safety factors to inform our decisions and designs.

Our skill lies in helping clients achieve their objectives and exceed expectations through architectural design. Our buildings and structures are designed not only to stand the test of time, but also to enhance their environment and deliver lifetime sustainable performance.

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