Mike Spence MEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE BREEAM AP

Associate Director, London

Mike joined Atelier Ten in 2011 from BDSP Partnership where he rose from junior engineer to lead large projects. Early project work included naturally ventilated buildings such as Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney and the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. The latter provided significant learning: experience of working on a high-profile building with an integrated sustainable design philosophy that required both extensive thermal modelling and complex plant and system sizing calculations. Mike has continued his role as lead engineer on a number of significant projects at Atelier Ten including high-specification residential schemes, office buildings, schools and theatres.

Throughout his career to date, Mike has sought to apply low-energy design principals wherever possible. Projects such as the Living Planet Centre in Woking for WWF, which has achieved BREEAM Outstanding, and Sulgrave Gardens, the first large scale, urban Passivhaus certified development in the UK, have provided him with a robust understanding of both low-energy design concepts and the measures required for successful implementation.

At Atelier Ten Mike has also been able to widen his knowledge beyond building services to gain an understanding of many aspects of masterplanning and environmental design including benchmarking, daylighting, and water conservation techniques.

With an MEng from the University of Birmingham, Mike is a Chartered Engineer and BREEAM AP.