Oliver Hall

Oliver joined Make in 2017 to deliver 80 Charlotte Street, a major mixed-use scheme in Fitzrovia, comprising commercial, residential, and retail accommodation and a small public park.  Designed as Net Zero Carbon it is the first All-Electric building for developer Derwent London. Oliver established and leads Make’s internal sustainability working group, Make Neutral aiming to equip every Maker with the information and skills they need to enact change both on projects and in the practice itself. The group oversees internal sustainability education, materials research, conducting project sustainability reviews and progressing the practices approach such as sustainability inductions for new starters; and setting out a framework for reducing our design impact through a Sustainable Design Toolkit. Oliver represents Make on built environment industry-wide sustainability groups, including UKGBC, and has been a panel member for Built Environment Networking and the CTA. He led the team creating the competition-winning animated 3D centrepiece for UKGBC’s virtual pavilion at COP26, which tells the story of the built environment’s resource-hungry supply chain and construction process, demonstrating how we may transition to a circular economy to enable the restoration of our natural world. He is now designing Salford Rise, a green bridge within Salford Crescent Masterplan, of which he is also the masterplanning architect and design guardian. Oliver is a member of the RIBA Schools Visiting Board, which validates schools of architecture across the UK, and is a USGBC LEED-accredited professional (building design and construction). He leads the BCO Next Gen Carbon action area, and is frequently a guest on podcasts investigating sustainability in the built environment.