Eco Design Consultants

Architects & Environmental Consultants

Ethical, Inspiring & Green

Eco Design Consultants is an award winning chartered architectural practice, that designs beautiful, practical and fun places to live and work. We strive to deliver responsive solutions which have a minimal impact on the environment.


Aims and Objectives

Design excellence.

Share enthusiasm and knowledge on environmental sustainability.

To work and live the way we talk.

To be a carbon neutral company.


Listening and understanding needs, to provide a high quality service.

Honest, accurate, prompt and reliable service.

Continuous improvement in services.

Environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Philosophy and beliefs

Buildings contribute 50% of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Great architecture encourages and enables people to live more sustainably.

Architects have a key role in combating climate change.

Architects can take someone’s dreams and multiply them.

Good architecture is about providing delight.


Architects & Environmental Consultants


United Kingdom

Alan Budden

Alan Budden

Director / Chartered Architect / Certified Passivhaus Designer

Alan is the founding director of Eco Design Consultants, forming the company in 2008. As director Alan is involved in every project in the office sharing his skills as a chartered Architect and certified European Passivhaus Designer. With a life-long commitment to social and environmental sustainability, Alan has led the Eco Design Consultants Team to design projects to both Passivhaus Classic, Plus and EnerPHit and the AECB standard. Previously he has led on innovative projects such as the Sigma Home, the country’s first 5 Star house under the Code for Sustainable homes. Alan acts as a consultant and lecturer to share his passion and knowledge of sustainability, passive design and future proofing. He has taught Architecture at Birmingham City University and the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka under the auspice of VSO and spoken at various conferences including the International Passivhaus conference.

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John Williams

John Williams


John has worked on a variety of building types in his career with a focus on the delivery of quality residential homes, the linking factor is his enthusiasm for interrogating a client’s initial brief to deliver practical and workable design solutions. He has a particular interest in sourcing low tech robust solutions to improve both buildability and quality of the end product. Since joining the Eco Design team John has worked to obtain planning permission for a new Passivhaus in Cambridgeshire and the technical design of a retrofit project in Oxford which aims to reduce carbon emissions, on a limited carbon budget. He is currently working on a new paragraph 79 Passivhaus in Bedfordshire.

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Donna Budden

Donna Budden

Business Development Director

Donna’s management experience includes the voluntary, statutory and corporate sectors both in the UK and internationally. She is skilled in project management, communicating to a variety of audiences and balancing conflicting demands. She is responsible for day-to-day practice operation, including the integration of QA, health and safety, finance and HR. She also coordinates the ISO 9001: Quality Management and ISO:14001 Environmental Management accreditations for Eco Design Consultants.

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