Built by Nature connects organisations with the will and skills to change the system. Our network is made up of partners, industry and city frontrunners, and ambassadors.


Our partners are those whose leadership and work drives our collective vision and mission. They are part of Built by Nature’s DNA – each leading on critical solutions to the challenges of the timber building transformation. 


Our frontrunners are  developers, designers, investors, insurers, asset owners and cities from across Europe with a track record of innovation in, and commitment to, the timber building transformation, and a desire to drive collective climate solutions for the public good. 


Our Ambassadors are the thought leaders and practitioners whose visible leadership is amplifying our collective mission and changing mindsets.  


Bauhaus der Erde

Founding partner



Andrew WaughFounder, Waugh Thistleton Architects

"The funding we have received for this project will kick start the transformation that is desperately needed in UK house building."

Antti KerppolaFounder and CEO, Sfääri

"Built by Nature is an extremely important initiative that brings the most innovative visionaries and industry frontrunners together."

Dominic LionAssociate Director at Gallagher

"We recognise insurance holds a huge key to unlocking this sector and have been campaigning around the advancements in timber and the associated quality & safety standards."

Dr. Daniel IbañezCo-Director at Valldaura Labs, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)

“Built by Nature accelerates the presence of timber-based ecological construction by bringing together and funding frontrunners key initiatives in this field."

Eva HinkersDirector, Arup

"Arup sees itself at the forefront of pushing the limits to what we can achieve with mass timber and is excited to be part of this initiative."

Juhana VartiainenMayor of Helsinki, Finland

"The industry is in urgent need of low-carbon materials. Helsinki supports the development of the industry by reserving areas for wooden buildings."

Kirsten DunlopCEO, Climate-KIC

Built by Nature’s convening and funding power will enable us to push boundaries with businesses, finance partners, and city governments simultaneously.”

Lucas Carné CarcasCo-founder, 011h

"We need to reinvent construction to scale carbon neutral buildings for accessible housing. Built by Nature's efforts are critical to building with higher sustainability and planetary health standards."

Mike JacobDirector, Kiss House

"Kiss House is delighted to join construction industry frontrunners as part of Built by Nature’s mission to drive the reduction of embodied carbon in construction."

Neil MartinCEO, Lendlease Europe

"To achieve our target of Absolute Zero Carbon by 2040 we need to radically reduce the embodied carbon in the materials that go into our buildings."

Peter FisherDirector, Bennetts Associates

"Understanding the link between buildings and forestry is crucial to have more transparent sustainable supply chains."

Prof. John SchellnhuberFounder and Managing Director Bauhaus Earth

"We are delighted to be part of the Built by Nature initiative which can become a catalyst for the change we need."

Prof. Philipp MisselwitzManaging Director, Bauhaus Earth

Bringing together a community of experimenters and doers is exactly what is needed now to scale innovation and show that bio-based construction can be mainstreamed.

Sandra NapFounder, Holland Houtland

"The Accelerator Fund has made it possible for Holland Houtland to develop a full-value assessment framework for new social housing."

Smith MordakDirector, Buro Happold

"Ensuring that timber is technically, practically, and politically feasible for construction projects is critical to addressing our huge environmental footprint."

Trude RaukenInterim Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

"CNCA is thrilled to be one of the partners in Built by Nature, knowing that we can only move on timber together."

Accelerating the timber building transformation? Our Built by Nature Fund is open for applications.

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