Pascale Scheurer, 36, founding director of Surface to Air architects and Wired architects

Where will you be in 10 years?
Heading an international architecture practice along the Arup model, and having built up our interests in IT and renewable energy.

Where do you see the construction industry going in the future?
A lot of great people are leaving the UK because of the recession but London is fantastically well-connected and all those people moving globally are like pollen carried by a gust of wind - they’ll seed new partnerships.

What has been your high point so far?
Turning over our first million. I went out and joined the Classic Car Club, which I’d wanted to do for eight years. Turns out it’s cracking value for money.

And the low point?
Red-lining an entire tender package at MIPIM the morning after a very late night at Tom Bloxham’s villa.

Who is your hero?
Bertrand Piccard - the guy who travelled round the world in a balloon. A true pioneer. And not unattractive.

If you could take one thing with you to a desert island, what would it be?
Bertrand Piccard!