Dr Teri Okoro
Areas of Expertise
Inclusive design, Inclusive engagement and project delivery, Social sustainability
Dr Teri Okoro founder of London based TOCA is unique – practicing Architect, Access Consultant and chartered project professional with Bartlett qualifications in Urban Development Planning and a passion for sustainability and inclusion.
She researches, speaks internationally and publishes on inclusion and sustainability in project delivery. Also led Enfield’s healthcare public engagement for six years. Her design experience spans regeneration, commercial, healthcare (new build / refurbishment). As Principal Architect at a leading London Housing Associations’ practice, she delivered mixed use /large newbuild housing (rent/sale /for older residents), before setting up TOCA. TOCA’s commitment to addressing wider societal issues is through intelligent purposeful designs with honesty and form contributing to beauty. Teri advocates holistic inclusive approaches embedded in project design and delivery processes. Author of APMs inclusion thought-leadership paper, commissioned to deliver RIBA’s 2020 inaugural EDI (EqualityDiversityInclusion) CPD seminars; her expertise contributes to English Heritage (Expert Advisory Panel member) and the Construction Industry Council (Diversity and Inclusion Panel member).
A Woman in Leadership scholar at Ashridge obtaining an MBA in 2016, she combines design, project delivery and socio-economic awareness. Accolades include 2018 British-Nigeria Architect of the year, RIBA BAME Award winner 2019, also the sole Black British Fellow of the RIBA