Buildings for Change

View and download  the most recent version of the Buildings for Change slide deck.

View and download the most recent version of the Buildings for Change slide deck.

A core part of our work is sharing the lessons from exemplar buildings so others can replicate the same successes in their own projects. We believe this sharing of information accelerates a shift towards a built environment that exists in balance with the needs of the natural environment, and current and future generations.

Since forming Evident in 2014, we've developed communication strategies and executed campaigns for multiple exemplar building projects. We're currently working on two initiatives to make it easier for projects to achieve success in such campaigns:

  1. Buildings for Change workshops. These take project teams through the key steps to consider when establishing a communications campaign around a leading-edge building project. Attendees produce campaign canvases, examples of which you can see on this page.
  2. Platform for Change. We're working on an online place to profile exemplar projects. This is currently in prototype stage, and we're sharing it with attendees at our workshops to get feedback. We're working towards a public launch in 2018.

To be notified of upcoming workshops and progress of the Platform for Change, register your interest below.

February 2: Melbourne workshop

Below are canvases from the Melbourne event. Click on the images for high-resolution versions.

Ecolar solar decathalon project

Passive Cohouse concept project

November 30: Queenstown workshop

Below are canvases from the Queenstown event. Click on the images for high-resolution versions.

Back Country Hut

Future Wanaka Passive House

Christchurch XLAM Backpackers

Homestar 7+, Jackson Pt design guidelines


July 27: Auckland breakfast workshop

Below are the canvases from our breakfast event at AUT. Click on the images for high-resolution versions.

Note for people who weren't at the workshop: Some of these are hypothetical campaigns based on actual projects. Don't assume these are campaigns that will take place; this was an exercise in thinking through what a campaign might look like around projects.


High-performance home

Off-grid village

Tui Street project

Auckland Medium Density Housing project

Housing reclad project

Sustainable Coastlines HQ


May 17: Living Future unConference, Seattle

Canvases below are from the workshop at LF17 conference in Seattle. Click on each for a full size version.

Yellowstone Youth Campus

Capitol Hill urban co-housing project

Pike's Peak Summit complex

Jan Phillips Learning Center, St Louis

Georgia Tech Living Building

Environmental education centre, Wine tasking room, Co-manufacturing centre

May 4: Auckland test workshop

Below are the Campaign Canvases from the first test workshop in Auckland on May 4th. Click on each to view a larger image.

Wynyard Quarter

Passivehaus home

Orakei apartments

Cohaus co-housing project