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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 Construction Management course. He leads the MSc Postgraduate Research Dissertation, Professional Internship and Advanced Construction modules as well as contributing to other Construction Management & Quantity Surveying courses. He supervises research projects at Undergraduate & Postgraduate levels and is also lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Management Department in ADBE.

Career overview

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 pedagogies for high student satisfaction & achievement. He also developed the Built Environment Day and other projects in liaison with industry partners. Dr Ogbuokiri previously worked in industry and consultancy roles including AA Architecture Manchester UK, working on Project Development and Sustainable Design in a variety of residential, hospitality, and commercial sector projects.

Dr Ogbuokiri completed his PhD in Architecture at University of Manchester in 2008, focusing on Bioclimatic Principles for Sustainable Built Environments. He previously held Associate Lectureship role at Manchester School of Architecture and Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Faculty of Humanities at University of Manchester, advancing Widening Participation projects. Anthony is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He also has other industry affiliations including Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB) and 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, 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, Skilled to Build, Draper Tools, Investors in Excellence, RIBA, Morgan Sindall, and Skanska.


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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