40 Under 40 (Building Magazine)

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! *


[*Although having just read about Dan Labbad’s position in UKGBC and Green Economic Council, I might take him instead… or can I have them both?]

After extensive consultation with the industry, we have selected another group of 40 talented individuals under 40.

Jamie Adam, 28, head of new homes and development, Jackson Stops & Staff
Rebecca Bennett Casserly, 38, group head of residential – affordable, EC Harris
Alan Bertram, 34, partner – head of cost and management consultancy, Cluttons
Tom Bower, 37, managing director, WSP
Sophie Campbell, 31, associate, Sheppard Robson
Chim Chalemera, 31, associate director, Turner & Townsend
Dan Clarke, 37, associate director, Native Land
Ben DeSanges, 30, regional commercial manager, Wates Construction Limited
Paul Dollin, 39, executive director, WSP
Chris Elliott, 38,  infrastructure programme director, Heathrow Airport, BAA
Geraldine Fleming, 38, vice-president and executive director, Knowles
Neil Gilbert, 36, partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor
Simon Griffiths, 29, director, Upward Development
Cari Hakes, 37 design director, Hakes Associates
Julian Hakes, 37 design director, Hakes Associates
Chris Hendrick, 37, construction manager, Lakesmere
Andrew Hilston, 30, project director, retail development, Hammerson
Ben Hudson, 27, project manager, Mace
Dan Labbad, 38, CEO Europe, Middle East & Africa, Lend Lease
Paul Leivers, 36, managing director, Planning Manager
Friedrich Ludewig, 37, director, acme architecture
Peter Millett, 39, managing director, Shepherd Construction’s west division
James Morris, 38, European director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Christian Oliver, 34, director – management consulting, Cyril Sweett
Lee Penson, 38, founder and CEO, PENSON Group, PENSON Architects & PENSON Structures
Howard Penstone, 37, development manager (national centre), Network Rail
Russell Pitman, 39, managing director, Henderson Green Consulting Engineers
Kulveer Ranger, 35, transport advisor, Greater London Authority
Adam Rowland, 39, operations director, NG Bailey
Pascale Scheurer, 36, founding director, Surface to Air Architects and Wired architects
Ajay Sharma, 35, regional director, HLM Architects
Alan Shingler, 39, partner, Sheppard Robson
Jeremy Sneddon, 39, assocaite, Provelio
Jason Syrett, 39, director, Allies and Morrison
Caroline Sohie, 37, associate director, architectural lead, Arup
Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu, 32, associate, Taylor Wessing
Shaun Tate, 39, associate director, Mace
Chris Taylor, 39, director, sineQN
Susan Witterick, 34, principal acoustic consultant / leader, Acoustics North West, Capita Symonds
Nigel Wood, 31, regional commercial manager, Laing O’Rourke

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