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Ruth Butler Architects

Ruth Butler Architects are passionate about working with clients to create modern, low-energy architecture and work on a broad spectrum of projects, including sports and leisure facilities, educational buildings, sensitive conservation and refurbishments, offices and residential buildings.

From the leading edge Passivhaus standard to advice on listed buildings and sensitive sites, we bring our clear thinking to complex problems. We often work with multi-headed clients; engage in community consultation and deliver projects within demanding timescales…

Passivhaus Emsworth

Our Architect Services

Performance Feedback Hampshire Passivhaus


Passivhaus is the leading low energy, design standard. We offer a full Passivhaus and EnerPHit design service…

RIBA Client Adviser

We provide strategic advice to successful projects and are registered with the RIBA for Client Adviser services…

Community Projects

Our community work is focused on education and health and leisure and embraces a holistic approach to well being…

How We Work

We provide clear project management and design team leadership giving the client a reliable and stress free service…


Latest News & Blog posts

Hampshire Passivhaus Video
Hampshire Passivhaus video by Homes & Property
Eco-friendy Sustainability, News, Passivhaus, Press

Inside the super-efficient family home built in just four days Video created by and featuring…

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Passivhaus Open Day 2018
A talk on Hampshire Passivhaus by Ruth Butler
Eco-friendy Sustainability, Events, News, Passivhaus

Ruth will be holding a talk at The Spring, Havant's vibrant arts and heritage centre, on…

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Client Adviser Case study feature on RIBA Website
Education, News, RIBA Client Adviser

Ruth Butler Architects have been chosen to feature as a Client Adviser case study on…

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Elmer Passivhaus Superstructure
Elmer Passivhaus reaches a milestone
Eco-friendy Sustainability, News, Passivhaus

Elmer Passivhaus reaches a milestone as superstructure is 100% complete. The superstructure comprises a 300mm…

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Structural Timber Awards Winner
Hampshire Passivhaus wins Structural Timber Awards 2018
Awards, Eco-friendy Sustainability, News, Passivhaus

Hampshire Passivhaus has won Low Energy Project of the Year category at the 2018 Structural…

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Passivhaus Open Day 2018
International Passivhaus Open Days (Fri 9th – Sat 10th November 2018)
Events, News, Passivhaus

You are invited to visit Hampshire Passivhaus, in Emsworth, Hampshire as part of International Passivhaus…

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Education Estates
Education Estates 2018 – Ask the Architect
Events, News, RIBA Client Adviser

Ruth will be attending the Education Estates Conference and exhibition on 16th October 2018.  Marketed…

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Passivhaus Self Build
Hampshire Passivhaus in Self Build & Design magazine
News, Passivhaus, Press

Hampshire Passivhaus is featured Self Build & Design magazine, November 2018. Read more and order…

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John Brookes MBE 1933-2018
News, Passivhaus

Landscape designer, John Brookes MBE, died earlier this year at the age of 84, regarded…

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