Founder, Exploration Architecture Ltd
Michael Pawlyn BSc, BArch, RIBA, established Exploration Architecture Ltd in 2007 to focus on environmentally sustainable projects that take their inspiration from nature. Prior to that, Pawlyn worked with the firm Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project, being responsible for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes and subsequent phases. He also developed the Grimshaw environmental management system resulting in the company becoming the first firm of European architects to achieve certification to ISO14001.
He lectures widely on the subject of sustainable design in the UK and abroad.