Areas of Expertise
Materials, Placemaking, Redevelopment
Offering 30 years’ experience, Raj leads the Manchester office of AKT II: a design-led, interdisciplinary engineering practice that unites 300 UK-based design and technical staff with 30 languages and 50 cultural backgrounds; together drawing insight from the firm’s work across 50 countries.
Raj is a chartered engineer and oversees the design and delivery of all AKT II projects throughout the North West, and strategically inputs to the firm’s wider portfolio across the UK and internationally. In Manchester, Raj’s experience includes the re-development of Albert Bridge House, Royal Mills Ancoats, Manchester Academy, 1 New York Street, University of Manchester’s School of Humanities, Salford University’s Faculty of Law and Manchester Academy. Raj’s wider experience includes the Liverpool School of Architecture, Northampton Cathedral visitor centre, Longley Park College in Sheffield. He is also currently leading AKT II’s engineering for Shrewsbury Flax Mill, Westbrook Centre Cambridge, Liverpool School of Architecture, 100 Liverpool Street and the Red Sea Development in Saudi Arabia. In terms of International experience Raj has led projects and teams in Brunei and in Canada. Throughout his career Raj has worked in multi-disciplinary teams and contributes and helps solve issues beyond his core discipline including placemaking, impact on the environment, materials and buildability.