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5 minutes with … Christopher Collett at Quantem Consulting

2021-03-26T06:00:00+00:00

The firm’s youngest partner enjoys St Ives and pizza from Homeslice and he wants to know what goes on inside the SIS Building

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5 minutes with … Diego Padilla Philipps at WSP

2021-03-19T07:30:00+00:00

Associate director at WSP says growing up visiting Peruvian building sites and working in Haiti after the earthquake have shaped his outlook on life

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5 minutes with … Ray Hutchinson at Gilbert-Ash

2021-03-11T18:02:00+00:00

The firm’s MD enjoys his busy working life and to relax he takes long walks along the Northern Irish coastline

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5 minutes with … Jelena Cousins at Cousins & Cousins

2021-03-05T06:00:00+00:00

Creative director was inspired by her parents to embark on her career but was appalled to be told by an ex-boss she could not be a good mother and a good architect at the same time

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5 minutes with … Rachel Bell of Stride Treglown

2021-02-26T06:00:00+00:00

Director of Stride Treglown stresses the importance of role models and the need to make the industry more inclusive. She becomes chair of Women in Property on 1 March

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5 minutes with … Darren Comber at Scott Brownrigg

2021-02-19T06:00:00+00:00

What has been your biggest career challenge to date? 

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5 minutes with … Graham Sturge at Red Construction

2021-02-11T06:00:00+00:00

Nothing is impossible, according to the MD and co-founder of Red Construction, although the ability to travel through time still needs some work

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5 minutes with … David Shaw at Pick Everard

2021-02-04T06:00:00+00:00

Pick Everard’s new national design director believes his biggest career challenges lie ahead, but can you tell what his secret skill is?

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5 minutes with … Shauna Bradley at Glenn Howells Architects

2021-01-29T06:00:00+00:00

Director at Glenn Howells Architects in Birmingham on the challenges and joys of working in a profession that has no rules and her love of New York and sandwiches

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5 minutes with … Sean Clemons at RLF

2021-01-22T06:00:00+00:00

The executive partner at consultants RLF changed career direction after spending a six-month sabbatical in Brazil. He wishes he could have helped to build the Large Hadron Collider

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5 minutes with … Bradley Baker at CO-RE

2021-01-13T06:00:00+00:00

CO-RE director has spent a career on projects in the heart of London, and so he dreams of the City spot where he’ll celebrate the end of the pandemic

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5 minutes with … Julie Bregulla at BRE

2021-01-06T06:00:00+00:00

BRE’s technical director grew up in Germany. She was recently elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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5 minutes with … Stuart Kings at Pagabo and Sypro

2020-12-17T06:00:00+00:00

Life and work should be fun, insists the technical director at both Pagabo and Sypro. If they are not, you should ask yourself why

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5 minutes with … Mike Wood at Hassell

2020-12-10T06:00:00+00:00

The principal at Hassell says travelling around the globe, taking risks and being ready to fail have all been important aspects of his work

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5 minutes with … Stephanie Edwards

2020-12-01T06:00:00+00:00

The co-founder of Urban Symbiotics has always been interested in how spaces shape people’s emotions

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5 minutes with … Matt Hall at Perfect Circle

2020-11-20T06:00:00+00:00

Perfect Circle’s regional lead for the central Midlands has worked around the globe as both a contractor and a consultant. He plays touch rugby for England and explains why better never stops

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5 minutes with … Natasha Manzaroli at John McAslan and Partners

2020-11-12T06:00:00+00:00

Reducing inequality and discrimination, inspiring potential students and apprentices and blowing brilliant bubbles are all in a day’s work

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5 minutes with … Richard Meier at Stories

2020-10-28T11:42:00+00:00

The co-founder and chief executive of Stories is on a mission to improve the reputation of property developers… and to eat more pies

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5 minutes with … Paul Toyne at Grimshaw

2020-10-14T05:00:00+01:00

Grimshaw’s sustainability advisor trained as an ecologist and has a butterfly named after him