Rachael Owens

Head of Sustainability, Buckley Gray Yeoman


Rachael Owens joined Buckley Gray Yeoman in 2018 and is leading the design, development and delivery of 65 Fleet Street, a major £88m 220,000sqft retrofit commercial scheme, where 97% of the existing structure is proposed to be retained to minimise embodied carbon emissions.

Rachael has been an active member of Buckley Gray Yeoman’s Sustainability Forum, which began in January 2020 and has defined the practice’s obligations to the wider environmental agenda and articulate how our design work meets industry-wide initiatives. As an organised coordinator of the Forum’s work, Rachael’s passion to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and her thorough technical knowledge means she holds management to account as the practice seeks to meet key environmental goals.

Rachael is working towards WELL-accreditation and is also part of the Architects Climate Action Network, where she is a coordinator of the Embodied Carbon group, who are campaigning for Embodied Carbon emissions to be regulated by national planning and building control policy. This campaign was longlisted for an ASBP award.

Rachael guest lectures 2nd year architecture students at the University of East London, where she talks about sustainable and regenerative design, with a particular focus on embodied carbon and the circular economy.

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