Chapman Taylor to Sponsor and Speak at the Footprint+ Conference in Brighton

Chapman Taylor is proud to announce its participation as a sponsor and keynote speaker at the highly anticipated Footprint+ Conference in Brighton. The conference, taking place from June 6th to 8th, 2023, is a gathering of stakeholders and experts from across the UK property market, dedicated to exploring cutting-edge strategies for achieving Net Zero in real estate.

As part of its commitment to sustainable design and construction, Chapman Taylor will be represented by Senior Architect Alexander Esfahani, who will chair the Keynote session titled "The Transition to a Circular Economy." This engaging session, co-presented with Dr. Jonathan Dewsbury, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Department of Education, delves into the risks and opportunities presented by transitioning to a circular economy within the construction industry. The discussion will focus on bringing this transition into reality and ensuring equity for all stakeholders.

"We are excited to contribute to the Footprint+ Conference and explore the critical topic of transitioning to a circular economy," said Alexander Esfahani. "By sharing our insights and collaborating with other industry experts, we can collectively drive sustainable solutions and pave the way for a more environmentally conscious future in the built environment."

Chapman Taylor's participation extends beyond the Keynote session, with several team members attending the conference to foster knowledge exchange and network with fellow professionals. Chapman Taylor's attendees are:

Jonathan Harris - Director -
Alexander Esfahani - Senior Architect -
Chris Moore - Senior Architect -
Marie Chaize - Senior Architect -
Francisco Lizcano - Senior Architect -

The Footprint+ Conference provides a unique platform for face-to-face interactions on sustainable practices in the property sector, facilitating dynamic discussions and knowledge-sharing among participants.

"We believe that collaboration and dialogue are vital to driving meaningful change in the built environment," added Chapman Taylor's Responsible Design Group Leader and Director Jonathan Harris. "We are excited to connect with industry peers at the Footprint+ Conference and forge relationships that will help us implement sustainable solutions effectively."

For further information about the Footprint+ Conference and to register for the event, please visit or contact:

Alexander Esfahani (Bsc(Hons), MArch, PGDip ARB)

Responsible Design Group Lead

Alexander joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2016 as part of the Feasibility team, predominantly focusing on the Residential and Mixed-Use sectors.

He has experience working on a wide range of projects at all work stages, with recent projects including Manchester Goods Yard which was successfully handed over in 2021.

Alexander is passionate about creative design and has been instrumental in developing our sustainability strategy and a number of R&D initiatives. As the global head of Chapman Taylor’s Responsible Design Steering Group, he promotes and coordinates environmental principles and best practice within the company.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Workplace / Responsible Design / Net Zero Carbon

Jonathan Harris (BA (Hons) Dip Arch)

Director, UK

Jonathan Harris joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2016 and became a Director in 2022.

He is a member of our Residential Team and is also responsible for leading a number of key mixed-use regeneration projects in the Bristol studio.

Previously based in London, Jonathan has design experience working across a number of sectors including residential, education, and commercial offices.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Mixed-use / Masterplanning

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