Wendy Bishop is an associate of Architype and Passivhaus designer. She was a keynote speaker at the event. Her talk was entitled Retrofitting a historic building: CISL’s Entopia Building.
This work on the Entopia Building illustrates the process of extending the life and enhancing the value of an ordinary office building through a refurbishment promoting ambitious and measured energy, carbon, and wellbeing outcomes.
Retrofitting is a trending topic right now but there are a number of retrofitting challenges, how can we overcome them?
Wendy’s analytical approach alongside her passion for low carbon design and thoughtful, inspiring spaces has been invaluable for her work which includes leading the design on the Harris Academy Sutton, the UK’s first Passivhaus secondary school.
Wendy is a trained Passivhaus designer, having attended the inaugural AECB Carbonlite CEPH course in 2011. Leading on a range of projects, from constrained expansion schemes to new build and retrofit, Wendy enjoys collaboration, listening and responding to stakeholders.
Wendy studied at the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University. Her dissertation on space use in home-based enterprises in Surabaya, Indonesia was commended in the RIBA President’s Medals in 2000.
What might work for a 1930s building like the Entopia Building in Cambridge won’t work for a 1980s built school up in Scotland.
Written by: Chloe C