Guest Lecture Series: Dr Joe Jack Williams, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

 Dyson Centre Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios ©CraigAuckland

The hidden carbon of building – Embodied Carbon

Date: Thursday 25th February 2021, 18:00 GMT (online)

LSA21 and LSA Climate Crisis Student Group

Click here to watch a recording of the event

Joe Jack Williams from FCBStudios will provide an overview embodied carbon in construction, including:

  • What is it and how do we calculate it
  • Principles to reduce embodied carbon
    • Reduce, reuse, source local, the Circular Economy, longevity
  • Carbon sequestration
  • The broader impacts of materials
    • Resource depletion, pollution, water use


Joe is an Associate and researcher at FCBStudios and leads environmental research at the practice, identifying, developing and enabling research across sectors and projects. His specialism is the influence of the school building on the students studying within, measuring perceptions, environmental performance and building forms as well as predicting, measuring and mitigating carbon impacts of architecture. He has taught at a number of universities in the UK and is part of core research groups within Architects Declare, CIBSE and LETI.