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Anthony Ogbuokiri

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment


Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Design, and the Built Environment (ADBE) and Course Leader for the MSc Project Management (Construction) course. He leads the MSc Advanced Construction module as well as contributing to other Construction Management and Quantity Surveying courses. He supervises research projects at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is also the lead for Race & Equality in ADBE.

Career overview

Anthony is a voice for positive change in Sustainability, Equality Diversity, and Inclusion. He serves as a board advisor and consultant to industry companies and has been a guest speaker at both local and international conferences. His work in teaching, networking, research, and enterprise has been a valuable driver for advancements in inclusive and supportive practice. He also won the ADBE Teaching and Student Support Awards for 2021/22 for his exemplary contribution to the NTU Success for All initiative.

Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University, Dr Ogbuokiri was Head of Construction and the Built Environment at South Essex College, where he oversaw strategic leadership, innovative curriculum development and inclusive pedagogy for high student satisfaction and achievement. He developed the Built Environment Day initiative and other projects in liaison with industry partners towards capacity building for a more inclusive and sustainable construction industry.

Dr Ogbuokiri completed his PhD in Architecture at the University of Manchester in 2008, specialising in Bioclimatic Principles for Sustainable Built Environments. He previously held an Associate Lectureship role at the Manchester School of Architecture and was a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester, advancing Widening Participation projects. Anthony is a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He also has other industry affiliations, including the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (ACIAT).

Research areas

  • Biomimetics & Eco-Design
  • Digital Construction & Smart Materials
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Diversity and Inclusion for Sustainable Built Environments

Dr Ogbuokiri also has experience of successfully supervising undergraduate and post-graduate research projects including BIM application for Project Management in UK Construction, BIM & Waste Minimization in the Built Environment, Use of Modern Methods of Construction in UK Housing, Diversity & Skill Shortage in the Built Environment, Retrofitting and Sustainable Housing in UK.

External activity

Dr Ogbuokiri has experience working in various roles both in national and international contexts including:

External Examiner, Architectural Technology BSc (Hons), Northampton University, UK. Current.

Consultancy, Blocx Matrix Ltd UK. Sustainability, Equality, Inclusion and Human Capital Development. Current.

Consultancy, UK Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Digital Competency Framework Development London UK. Jan 2020.

Consultancy, Gateway Qualifications UK. Construction and the Built Environment. Course Validation. 2017.

External Advisor, AEC Courses. Huzhou Vocational & Technical College China & South Essex College UK International Partnership. 2016.

External Advisor, Periodic Quality Review - Science & Technology, Plymouth University at City of Bristol College UK. 2015.

Consultancy, World Green Building Council International Forum. Chicago USA. Nov 2007.

Sponsors and collaborators

Over the years, Dr Ogbuokiri has collaborated with a variety of organizations including AA Architecture Manchester, CITB, Gateway, Blocx Matrix, Skilled to Build, Draper Tools, Investors in Excellence, RIBA, Morgan Sindall, and Skanska.


Ogbuokiri A (2022), ‘Keep buildings cool as it gets hotter by resurrecting traditional architectural techniques -podcast’ UK.

Ogbuokiri A (2020), ‘Cities like Lagos need buildings that are do not just copy global styles’ UK.

Ogbuokiri A (2007), 'Layers of Enclosure’, Published Conference Proceeding, 7th international Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford. Vol 1, pg. 438-455.

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