May 2019 marks the 40-year anniversary of our Landscape Architects being in practice in our business. During this time, the team’s diverse workload has ranged from providing city-wide plans to bespoke courtyards and everything between.
Kirsty Pesticcio, Senior Architect at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, has been in the architecture and design industry for more than 10 years, working on everything from master planning to design concept development across both public and private sectors. All the while, she has been building an expansive education portfolio and expertise, recognised as a Future Leader in the industry, participates nationally within resourcing, marketing and design research objectives for Atkins and is
Architects require a precise mix of artistic skills and scientific knowledge in order to design buildings that nod to both function and form. A career in architecture is based on an appreciation for the urban context we’re surrounded by as well as an understanding of the history of architecture’s influence in society. In this way, such a career path blends the arts, sciences and humanities – and it’s a popular option, with 104,000 jobs in architectural industries across UK in 2017 alone.
Since childhood, Manju Balaji has had a passion for sketching and a keen interest in architecture that helped shape her future. We met up with her to find out her inspiration, what drives her and what makes a career in Civil Engineering at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, so worthwhile.
At Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, realise the importance of creating a professional environment that confronts the challenges that women face during their careers. We talked to Asha Prasanna, group architect, about her experiences and how she dealt with common issues that women encounter during their working lives.