Joel Gustafsson

Senior Engineer
Max Fordham

Joel joined Max Fordham in 2008, after completing a PhD in Physical Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and became a partner in 2012.

Alongside the refurbishment of Grade I listed Trinity New Court, notable projects include a synergy of innovative technologies for the Sahara Forest Project and the multi-award winning student accommodation for Girton College Cambridge. More recently he has completed the environmental strategy and coordinated design of the new Cambridge Assessment HQ building that is now being delivered.

Joel worked with Cambridge University Engineering Department to define and quantify the energy and sustainability brief for the new West Cambridge buildings as part of group lead by the late David Mackay. This has been applied to the design and delivery of the the first phase Civil Engineering Building. He has a keen interest in disseminatig the work undertaken and conclusions made in order to promote the use of a quantified approach in delivering cost effective life-cycle energy reduction within the built environment.

Session Summary 

This session will summarise the range of interventions made to provide 21st century accommodation within this Grade I listed building, and will concentrate on the coordination and design issues arising from the introduction of complete new services installations.

These services include new lighting and heating as well as building-wide ventilation all coordinated within both the vagaries of setting out and level of the existing fabric and into fitted furniture and lining elements. These are designed to complement the character of the existing listed interiors and to provide full access to all services for future maintenance, repair or alteration.

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