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Kingspan Insulation becomes a Founding Partner of the LSA

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The London School of Architecture is delighted to announce that Kingspan Insulation has joined our Founding Partner programme.

The LSA was founded to unite academia and practice. Since we opened in 2015, we have forged strong relationships with a Practice Network that now includes over 100 London-based architecture firms. The architectural practices support our students with work placements, and also by offering teaching support to the programme.

The school has only been made possible by the generous support of our Founding Practices: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Allies and Morrison, Grimshaw, Foster + Partners, Idom, Orms, PDP London, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Scott Brownrigg.

As the school has matured, we have set the vision that ‘People living in cities experience more fulfilled and sustainable lives.’ We seek for the LSA to ‘educate future leaders who can design innovations that contribute to this change.’

This vision cannot be achieved alone and we constantly strive to bring together outstanding students, practices, professionals, educators and entrepreneurs to generate and champion essential new approaches to the design of the urban built environment.

As part of our theory of change to deliver on our vision, we wish to build a broader coalition of actors towards this goal, providing expertise and support for our shared aims. In order to achieve this, we have established a Founding Partners programme, which already includes the industry-leading Savills and Stanhope.

The LSA is delighted to welcome Kingspan Insulation as a Founding Partner. Joining our multidisciplinary network, Kingspan Insulation will play a key role in providing construction industry expertise to the LSA community, which will help contribute toward this higher goal.

Kingspan Insulation will also look to take an active role in its work and to support the students in gaining a clearer idea of how the latest materials can contribute to innovative building design. The company will share knowledge and research and bring students to site visits sites to gain a better understanding of the whole production process and conducting annual presentations as part of the core course programme.

The LSA, will make full use of Kingspan Insulation’s insights, like its research into daylighting which highlighted how to keep window reveal depths to a minimum to allow entry of more natural light into buildings while also achieving or exceeding thermal requirements. This White Paper on daylighting was published in the first issue of Citizen, the LSA’s new magazine for everyone engaged in the future of the built environment.

Kingspan Insulation believe that the collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach encouraged by the LSA is fundamental to making the country’s Net Zero emissions goal a reality. By working more closely together, we can create buildings which better meet the diverse needs of the local communities and take advantage of the latest developments in design and production.

‘We are delighted to become a member of the London School of Architecture’s Founding Partner Programme. We fully support the LSA’s mission to address the 21st century challenges and opportunities in the built environment’ says Kingspan Insulation’s Head of Marketing, Lucy Whalley. ‘We look forward to sharing our expertise with the next generation of architects to inspire innovations that contribute to a more sustainable future.’

Find out more about Kingspan Insulation on our Partners page, here.