At the heart of these critical projects is a sense of long-termism and building something great for the future. Whether he’s working on universities, stations or airports, Emeka puts sustainability at the forefront and champions initiatives to ensure that net zero targets are maintained. This is not always easy, but by keeping an unwavering focus on how societal trends, peoples’ needs and community’s demands upon the built environment change, he and the teams he works in can design flexible buildings that will be as relevant and useful now as they will in a century’s time.
A career highlight for Emeka was leading a WSP team to produce over 1000 construction drawings in 4 months for a RIBA stage 4 design for Heathrow’s Terminal 2B. At the time this was an ambitious target, but having achieved it and travelled through the terminal several times since, he’s proud to look around with a proud smile thinking, “I did that!” The terminal has sees a total of 18m passengers travel through it per annum, and it will remain a key part of Heathrow Airport’s infrastructure for many more years to come.
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