E D I T I O N A L   S T U D I O

is an architecture practice committed to working within planetary boundaries.

We design homes and public spaces, specialising in Passive House and retrofit; adapting existing buildings to reduce their energy use. Through our research we advocate for a low-carbon built environment and explore how resourceful, creative design and sustainable materials can help to restore and regenerate natural systems.   

The studio is featured in the Architect’s Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ - ‘a who’s who of the nation’s next generation of boundary-pushing designers and innovators’ and the Architecture Foundation’s book - ‘New Architects 4’ showcasing ‘the best British architecture practices of the last 10 years.’

Our guide for homeowners:
'Decarbonise Your House Now!’
was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Research Grant in 2022 and we recently published ‘Retrofit Social Housing: A Practical Guide for Local Authorities’  co-authored with Karakusevic Carson Architects and environmental engineers XCO2.

Our work has been exhibited as part of
Retrofit 23: Towards Deep Retrofit of Homes at Scale’
at The Building Centre, London, ‘UrbanistasNW Exhibition’  at Manchester School of Architecture,
‘Retrofit Reimagined’
  in Birmingham, and  ‘Towards the Mean’  at the Barbican Centre, London.

In 2023, we gave talks as part of Glasgow’s Architecture Fringe on ‘Greenwashing’ and ACAN!’s ‘Materials Stage’ at Future Build in London.

The studio is run by architects
Jo Sharples
and
Jack Richards.


Selected Press

0161 470 5771
post@editionalstudio.com

M21  9ED

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Jack Richards
BA (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, ARB
Director

Jack is motivated by the role design can play in creating a sustainable and equitable society. Trained as an architect, he is also an accredited Retrofit Coordinator and Urban Designer.

In 2022, he was selected to take part in Public Practice’s first cohort of public sector placements in the North of England. Working as a Design Officer, he led on design policy & coding, producing a Supplementary Planning Document to raise design standards.

Jack’s background is in public housing including the multi-award winning Colville Estate Regeneration, which he worked on for four years whilst at Karakusevic Carson Architects and the Great Jackson Street Regeneration Project whilst at Hodder + Partners in Manchester.

His self build project for a Market Hall in Slovenia earned a nomination for the Architects Journal Small Projects Award. He represented the UK at the International Architecture Showcase; a residency, symposium and publication organised by the British Council.
Jo Sharples
BA (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, ARB
Director

Jo is an architect driven by a desire to make buildings of character with as little cost to the planet as possible. She is an accredited Passive House Designer and uses these principles to guide retrofit projects within the studio; taking a ‘less is more’ approach and creatively working with what is already there.

Jo leads a Masters design studio at the University of Sheffield focusing on retrofit and low-impact materials. In 2022 two of her students won the Architect’s Journal’s ‘Student Sustainability Award’.

Prior to founding the studio, Jo worked at the Stirling Prize-winning practice, Caruso St John Architects converting a former railway station into a cookery school in Lille, France. The project was nominated for The Mies van der Rohe Award, the highest architectural accolade in Europe.

Jo is a member of the RIBA’s North West Design Review Panel and the Architects’ Journal Awards Judging Panel. She has given talks with MatriArch and UrbanistasNW and continues to push for a more representative industry.



E D I T I O N A L   S T U D I O

is an architecture practice committed to working within planetary boundaries.

We design
homes and public spaces, specialising in Passive House and retrofit; adapting existing buildings to reduce their energy use. Through our research we advocate for a low-carbon built environment and explore how resourceful, creative design and sustainable materials can help to restore and regenerate natural systems.   

The studio is featured in the Architect’s Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ - ‘a who’s who of the nation’s next generation of boundary-pushing designers and innovators’ and the Architecture Foundation’s book - ‘New Architects 4’ showcasing ‘the best British architecture practices of the last 10 years.’

Our guide for homeowners: 'Decarbonise Your House Now!’ was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Research Grant in 2022 and we recently published ‘Retrofit Social Housing: A Practical Guide for Local Authorities’ co-authored with Karakusevic Carson Architects and environmental engineers XCO2.

Our work has been exhibited as part of Retrofit 23: Towards Deep Retrofit of Homes at Scale’ at The Building Centre, London, ‘UrbanistasNW Exhibition’  at Manchester School of Architecture, ‘Retrofit Reimagined’  in Birmingham, and  ‘Towards the Mean’  at the Barbican Centre, London.

In 2023, we gave talks as part of Glasgow’s Architecture Fringe on ‘Greenwashing’ and ACAN!’s ‘Materials Stage’ at Future Build in London.

The studio is run by architects Jo Sharples and Jack Richards.


Selected Press

0161 470 5771
post@editionalstudio.com

M21  9ED

︎