We bridge the gap between academia and industry by applying research to inform the decisions we take in the design of commercial projects. This is made possible by the Studio's research methods that include environmental, social and spatial analysis. A more objective means of measuring green design drives the Studio to continually be at the forefront of the green agenda, which is further facilitated by its close collaboration with some of the leading academic institutions in the world. There are 3 main research avenues that the Studio pursues: a vertical urban theory, greening the urban habitat and towards zero energy development.