Constructive Thinking - Design in Mind

Constructive Thinking Studio is a Liverpool based RIBA Chartered architectural practice established in 2002. Specialising in sustainable architecture and PAS compliant retrofit design, we work in the fields of housing, hospitality, education, workspace and healthcare.

We work across the UK offering services associated with the RIBA Plan of Works, together with supporting services such as Interior Design, PAS 2035 and 2038 Design, Energy Modelling, Energy Performance Appraisals, CGI visualisations, Planning Appraisals and Acquisition guidance.

As advocates of digital workflows, we use Building Information Modelling within all of our projects.  We design templates and systems to integrate with our clients’ needs so that designs can become digital twins for asset management.

Sustainability is at the core of our design strategy.  We consider embodied carbon, lifecycle energy use and the environmental impact of the materials and products we specify.  Above all, we believe that well considered spatial design results in functional and aesthetically inspiring architecture.

Putting people at the heart of sustainable design

  • Our aim is to deliver high quality, sustainable design, harnessing efficiency through BIM (Building Information Modelling) and sustainability through BEM (Building Energy Modelling), providing quality and value for clients and end users whilst supporting energy Net Zero targets.


  1. We believe in people – we invest in our team through training, support and shared experience and in the clients and communities we serve by continued engagement throughout the architectural journey.
  2. We believe in purpose – all of our buildings are designed with the end user in mind to ensure they offer the best in both form and function, with a focus on sustainability and cradle to cradle lifecycle.
  3. We believe in place – we are committed to supporting communities by building better environments through collaboration, engagement and enhanced social value.

ARB Architects registration board
Elmhurst energy approved energy assessor
SC Simply PAS 2038 Certification
Elmhurst Energy Quality Promise
Retrofit Assessor And Trust Mark
Retrofit Coordinator And Trust Mark
RIBA Chartered Practice
Retrofit Academy CIC Member
National Insulation Association
Constructionline Gold Member