Moray Mackay Architecture
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Happily married with four children, Moray enjoys participation of outdoor pursuits including swimming, cycling and hill-walking. The natural environment, natural history, art, travel and gardening are other interests. York architect Moray Mackay founded Moray Mackay Architecture in 1992. A chartered practice passionate about conservation, sustainability and using innovative design to create healthy, low energy and beautiful buildings.

With broad experience in both public and private sectors, the practice has achieved a number of design and conservation awards. A proven record of attentive, creative and pragmatic constructional skills, with an understanding of materials underline a dedication to help clients realise the full potential of their building and its environment. Project types include; new-build, repair, extension, restoration and conversion of existing buildings, many listed and within conservation areas or other sensitive locations.

Sustainability is a strong focus, with skills in passive design and energy demand reduction.

The value of history and location is acknowledged and essential to all project development, whilst expressing the beauty inherent in a modern ecological approach. We take pride in our work. This includes simple innovative design to protect the environment and use natural resources responsibly - objectives set out in the UK's Sustainable Development

The practice upholds sustainable development, making as little demand as possible on the environment. We take advantage of native materials, traditions, techniques and industries when they can be sourced locally without compromising cost, environmental concerns, or product finished appearance. A commitment to low energy buildings with high thermal comfort

The term Passivhaus (or Passive House) refers to an advanced low energy construction standard for buildings. The Passivhaus Institute was founded by Dr Wolfgang Feist in 1996. The criteria can be applied (not only to housing but all other building types such as schools or offices) to provide a consistent and comfortable indoor climate - cool in summer

The practice sees the architect and client relationship as an essential partnership to generate a successful scheme. Whatever the project size or complexity, it is important that you are engaged in and enjoy the whole creative process. Our aim is that you are fully satisfied with the final result. Listening, understanding the client's requirements,

1. St Leonard's Hospice is not the easiest client to work with, but for us, Moray designed and delivered an award-winning reception area by really understanding and taking on board our needs and requirements. The new contemporary, bright and functional reception space forms a central 'hub' - joining two previously dis-jointed buildings together to transform

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