Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Harry Tuke

25 March 2022

G4C Future Leader sponsored by CIOB

Harry Tuke (Jessop and Cook Architects)

G4C Future Leader SECBE Award 2022 Finalist 

Recently qualified architect, Harry Tuke, is a key member of the Jessop and Cook team. He is dedicated to
embedding environmentally conscious design into the practice, including lowering embodied carbon,
integrating passive design principles and bringing improvements to biodiversity design.

Harry is an active member of both Architects Declare South East and the Oxford Zero Carbon Homes
Initiative (OZCHI), an organisation with the aim to ensure all new homes built in Oxfordshire are designed
to zero carbon standards. His involvement in Community Groups does not stop there, he has also been
involved with Tandem Collective and their festival, Oxford Tenants Union, Share Oxford, Open House
Oxford, and others.

Harry uses his role in the office as the ‘Sustainability and Outreach Champion’ to ensure the practice takes significant steps towards achieving the goals set out by Architects Declare. Having specialised in
Development and Emergency Practice at University, a subject choice that is reflective of his self-awareness
and natural desire to help and support communities, Harry will always advocate for those in
our society who are most vulnerable and less heard. This manifests in practice, Harry reminds us to bring
in more work experience students, especially from ethnically diverse backgrounds, working to reduce the
boundaries faced by many who want to enter this profession.

Harry will instigate conversation when he thinks sustainable improvements can be made in a project or in
the way the practice operates, and he will follow this up with actions that have, on many occasions,
demonstrated positive change in the way we work and the projects we have delivered.

Harry affectively takes the lead in key areas, especially where sustainability and biodiversity is concerned,
with a sense of calm integrity and growing authority.

Harry does not neglect the small things in life and has introduced and looks after an abundance of office
plants, which helps to create and maintain a healthier and more pleasant workspace and a visual
reminder of the importance and significance of the natural world we live in.

Key achievements:

  • Harry helped develop Jessop and Cook’s business plan to incorporate manageable ways to affect
    the important goals of Architects Declare.

  • Harry’s thoughtful leadership is effective through his active listening and careful persistence to
    motivate sustained change.

  • The work Harry does and the organisations he is involved with, helps local communities by raising
    the profile of more vulnerable voices in our society.

Find out who wins at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 Ceremony on Thurs 30th June 2022.

About the G4C Future Leader Award (sponsored by CIOB): 

G4C is a driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of future industry leaders. The award is open to a person with less than ten years of experience in the construction and built environment sector (typically less than 35 years of age). More info

>> Find out more about the other Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards finalists here

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