• 20 May 2020

Alex Kirker joins NLA’s NextGen Sounding Board

Waterman are proud that Alex Kirker, a Design Engineer for Waterman Structures in London, has joined New London Architecture’s (NLA’s) NextGen Sounding Board.

Alex joins a collective of young experts from across a range of fields in the built environment to form the NextGen Sounding Board. Their aim is to help shape the NLA programme, leading the debate on scenario planning which encompasses the range of issues facing London as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. The Board offers an exciting chance to actively contribute to discussions which will help shape the future of our City.

NLA is a leading centre for excellence in the built environment which aims to improve the quality of people’s lives by making London a better place to live, work and visit. Launched to support the next generation of industry leaders, NextGen is NLA’s initiative to identify and nurture young talent within the built environment industry to help create our future leaders. It creates a platform where their ideas and input can be heard, with NextGen members regularly contributing to the wider NLA network.

The NextGen Sounding Board kicked off their first session with a lively one-hour online video debate discussing how the industry has been, and will continue to be, affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. They also looked at possible scenarios for ending lockdown and how this would affect those working in engineering, landscape design, architecture, development, construction and other real estate professions. To watch a video clip from the session, click here.

Alex recently contributed to the fast-paced design for Jersey Nightingale Hospital – a temporary COVID-19 healthcare facility for the Channel Islands. He is currently working on London’s 20 Ropemaker Street and his previous projects include 48 Leicester Square (LSQ) and 51 Moorgate.

If you would like to learn more about the NLA’s NextGen initiative, click here.

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