HSA are delighted to have scooped up the Social Impact Award as well as being highly commended for Best Architectural Employer at 2021’s Architect of the Year Awards.
Su and Esme attended the evening in London after we were shortlisted as finalists earlier in the year.
The Social Impact Award was presented to the team based on the continuous work we have been undertaking with social enterprises and community organisations such as Growing Sudley and Park Palace Ponies. It recognises a body of work rather than just one singular project.
We have a proven track record for sustainable community projects for third sector clients, start-up enterprises and not-for-profits. Thinking beyond the boundaries of the immediate site, both socially and physically, is an integral part of our approach. The ‘ripple effect’ of well thought through small interventions brings about sustainable growth and development. We think strategically about the needs of the community over all generations, the availability of grant funding and community business support, as well as appropriate responses to the site.
Our strategies include community involvement from the very outset, as a true form of engagement, setting up pilot projects to help test out what might work – a bottom-up approach to sustainability.