Eng Diego Padilla-Philipps | Net Zero Lead & Structural Engineer, WSP
As a Net Zero Lead, Diego works towards creating zero carbon buildings to address the climate emergency. This includes the development of the strategy for WSP’s Property and Buildings business to drive emissions down, multidisciplinary, holistically, setting WSP’s commitment to halve carbon emissions from all designs and advice by 2030. Diego’s role includes strategy, delivery, L&D, Innovation, R&D, and BD; being responsible for some of the new carbon tools being developed and managing a network of 30+ Net Zero champions across all offices and disciplines in the UK, but also internationally to support other regions in developing their strategies.
Diego’s role also includes project delivery. His experience varies from tall building design to complex basements, from office refurbishments to luxury hotels. He was the lead engineer for the design and delivery of 22 Bishopsgate, London. He also runs WSP’s Design Studio initiative and some of their university engagement programmes. He is a founding member of the Diversity and Inclusion network and an enthusiastic architectural photographer.