Associate Alex Slatter‘s hard work in the region’s Commercial Office Sector paid off at the 2022 British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards as she received the Rising Star Award for Midlands and East Anglia Region. The BCO is Britain’s leading forum for the discussion and debate of issues affecting the office sector. She follows in the footsteps of Director Steve Townsend who won the Award in 2019. Alex is the current Chair of the BCO NextGen Committee leadership of the region’s BCO and BCO NextGen committees. A graduate of the Universities of Kent and Liverpool, Alex has worked with Associated Architects for over 5 years working in the Commercial Office sector, she is an advocate for the sustainable retrofit of existing office buildings, working on a number of City Centre Office projects, including 1 Colmore Row, Platform 21, and 19 Cornwall Street. Her 4 St. Philips project made the BCO Awards shortlist for Refurbished/Recycled Workplace. She is a Mentor on the RIBA Future Architects programme aimed at providing students with the tools they need to successfully navigate their way into the architectural industry.
Alex said of the Award “Thanks to Steve Townsend for giving me plenty of opportunities (and challenges!) at Associated Architects LLP working in the Office Sector, and his mentorship throughout it! I’ve had a rewarding year acting as Chair of the NextGen chapter of the British Council for Offices Midlands, all thanks to a fantastic committee! Special thanks to Joseph Huddleston for encouraging me to take on the role and all of his help and guidance! Which in turn has led to meeting even more interesting and inspiring people in the industry. And lastly, good luck to Rosie Cotterill who will be taking over as Chair of the #NextGen chapter for the Midlands, you’ve been a great support as vice chair over the last year, and so I know full well you’ll have a fantastic run! Well done to everyone else who was nominated, shortlisted and won last night with the British Council for Offices! Bring on the next set of challenges!!!