House by Urban Splash has appointed former RIBA North director, Suzy Jones, as director of a new division of Urban Splash, dedicated to future living
The new division will explore the impact of technology, environmental change and demographic shifts on how needs and wants, related to living, may change in the future.
Suzy Jones’ appointment comes following a partnership established in 2019 between Urban Splash and Japanese housebuilder, Sekisui House, which resulted in £90m of inward investment.
Shaping the future
Speaking of her new role, Suzy Jones said: “This is an incredibly exciting time to be thinking about the future of how we live and the ways in which design can improve our sense of place, our health and wellbeing, and the impact we have on the planet.
“The global pandemic has us all thinking about what home means and about how we might need different things from our homes now and in the future.
“The climate crisis demands we find a new approach to how we design and build our homes, what we build from and how we can use new, and old, technologies to lessen our impact on the planet.
“Urban Splash are well known for design and innovation, we now have a space to invest and focus on its underpinnings and application. It is something I am delighted to be a part of, and I can’t wait to get going.”
Urban Splash co-founder, Jonathan Falkingham added: “The world is at a pivotal point in history where the design and construction of our built environment, specifically our homes, can and will shape the future of the planet and the way we choose to live.”
“Our new partnership with Homes England and Sekisui House was the perfect catalyst to take House to the next stage and bring Suzy in to help us shape the future of housing and the way we live.
“I am very pleased to have appointed her at the helm.”