Becci Taylor
Becci is an Associate at the consulting engineering practice, Arup, where she has worked for 10 years since graduating from Kings College, Cambridge. As a building services engineer and building physicist, Becci works across all scales in the built environment, from art installations to masterplanning cities. She is passionate about efficient, functional design which produces beautiful, comfortable spaces that use fewer resources. She works collaboratively, using analytical techniques and specialist advice to solve problems.

Becci writes and speaks on a variety of forums within the construction industry and at a number of universities. She works internationally on projects with world leading art institutions and in developing countries, both paid and pro-bono. She was awarded the Women of the Future Award in Science and Technology 2012.

Entries by Becci Taylor

Always Ask 'Why?' (Stop Working Badly)

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2013 | (23:17)

In a design workshop yesterday, I suddenly realised I wasn't trying. I wasn't contributing to the process by suggesting solutions, I wasn't listening. As soon as this struck me, I leaned forward, started thinking and got involved. Afterwards I felt very happy and left the meeting feeling lighter and much...

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Why Don't We Design Better?

(1) Comments | Posted 5 January 2013 | (16:08)

Why are systems so often set up to prevent the success that is possible with truly collaborative, integrated design? I work in the construction industry, where there are many barriers to achieving this goal. Significantly that most buildings are designed by multi-company teams newly formed for each project and knowledge...

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Mysterious Ambition

(1) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (15:20)

After contemplating the future here I have now started to wonder about the mysterious force of ambition that is driving me and my peers. Traditional gender roles have always painted women as 'less ambitious' than men, but enlightenment is pretty much here. Ambition may have different...

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A Woman In Engineering Thinking About The Future

(0) Comments | Posted 16 October 2012 | (16:05)

As my 33rd birthday approached last month I looked at all the disparate elements of my life and wondered what the future held. This hadn't really happened before, but something about the number 33 got me thinking. Shortly after my birthday I was shortlisted for a Woman of the Future...

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