Gerry O'Brien, AKT II
Gerry O'Brien
principal and design director

A founding partner and Design Director of AKT II, one of the UK’s foremost engineering consultancies, Gerry has decades of experience delivering outstanding buildings for the most demanding of clients and architects. A vocal exponent of the value design brings to any situation his talent marrying design with cutting edge engineering can be seen in his practices work. His collaboration with some of the world’s most prestigious and stylistically diverse architects, including David Chipperfield, Will Alsop, Herzog de Meuron, Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick and Zaha Hadid, on projects that range from world class city centre office developments schemes, towers, footbridges and theatres, to masterplanning and regeneration projects worth several hundred million pounds underscore his ability. He has delivered projects within many countries, benefitting from his exposure to diverse approaches to construction and cultures.