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Designing places that promote activity


Irina Korneychuk

Senior Associate,

Architectural and Urban Designer


Irina is a key member of our internationally renowned sports and leisure team and champions sustainable design within the practice as part of our in-house Environmental Practice Group.


She is experienced in leading the design and delivery of high-profile leisure and education projects and is a passionate advocate for Active Design, using design principles to promote activity, healthy lifestyles and stronger communities. She is also a co-chair of the Constructing Excellence North East ‘Generation 4 Change’ committee.


Dublin White Water Centre Faulknerbrowns Architects Sport Leisure Active Design Aerial View Lh

Engaging people in activity has never been more important.

Whilst leisure buildings can provide an essential focus for both team and individual activity, good design has a key role to play in creating active places and effective active infrastructure in our towns and cities. In particular, the relationship between buildings, places and infrastructure can be critical in promoting active lifestyles and bringing hard to reach people to activity.

To explore this theme further we have produced a sketchbook which focuses on the themes of active infrastructure and places, making reference to a number of our projects, both completed and in development. Download a copy of the sketchbook here.

Active Design Sketchbook Faulknerbrowns Architects Lh