Forward Studio was established in 2019 to help our clients create beautiful, innovative and sustainable buildings. We specialise in low carbon materials and are Certified Passive House Designers.

A sustainable and contemporary stone and timber refurbishment of a Victorian steading building

Forward Studio is a RIBA Chartered Practice. Over several years we have built up the experience and expertise to help our clients create sustainable buildings. We have experience using low embodied carbon materials such as CLT and low-energy approaches like Passive House. We design buildings that are sustainable and resilient and have minimal impact on the environment.

We believe in the importance of good, simple, contemporary and people-focused design. We create beautiful, elegant and inspiring places that are also relatable, buildable and grounded in commercial reality.

Forward Studio works with private clients on new build and retrofit to create sustainable homes.

Frederick Pittman



Frederick is an experienced architect, designer and specialist in sustainable design and Cer­ti­fied Pass­ive House De­sign­er.

Frederick founded Forward Studio in 2019 to focus on bringing human-centric and beautiful design to the world of sustainable architecture. 

Frederick trained at the Architectural Association before leading projects at world-leading practices including, Amanda Levete Architects, Grimshaw Architects, and Thomas Heatherwick Studio.

As an Associate at low-carbon timber innovators, Waugh Thistleton Architects, he designed and led a number of innovative low carbon commercial and residential projects, including creating the first production run of CLT in the UK.

Born in Hong Kong and of British-Asian heritage, Frederick has always had an international outlook. Openness and diversity is a vital part of Frederick's life and work.

Frederick Pittman, founder and owner of Forward Studio, low carbon architecture practice


RIBA Chartered Practice

Forward Studio is an RIBA Chartered Practice, learn more about the RIBA.

ARB registered

Frederick Pittman is an ARB registered Architect, learn more about the ARB.

cer­ti­fied Pass­ive House De­sign­er