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Teri Okoro

Architecture & Built EnvironmentBuilding & Engineering Services

Dr. Teri Okoro, founder of the London-based TOCA, is unique—a practicing Architect, Access Consultant, and chartered project professional with Bartlett qualifications in Urban Development Planning and a passion for sustainability and inclusion. She researches, speaks internationally, and publishes on inclusion and sustainability in project delivery. Teri also led Enfield’s healthcare public engagement for six years. Her design experience spans regeneration, commercial, and healthcare (new build/refurbishment).


As Principal Architect at a leading London Housing Association’s practice, she delivered mixed-use/large new-build housing (rent/sale/for older residents) before setting up TOCA. TOCA’s commitment to addressing wider societal issues is through intelligent, purposeful designs with honesty and form contributing to beauty. Teri advocates holistic, inclusive approaches embedded in project design and delivery processes. She is the author of APM’s inclusion thought-leadership paper and was commissioned to deliver RIBA’s 2020 inaugural EDI (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) CPD seminars. Her expertise contributes to the GLA (Mayor’s Design Advocate), English Heritage (Expert Advisory Panel), and the Construction Industry Council (Diversity and Inclusion Committee). An experienced Design Panel Review member, she also develops and delivers inclusive design and other training (as at BAA Academy). A Woman in Leadership scholar at Ashridge, obtaining an MBA in 2016, she combines design project delivery and socio-economic awareness.

Teri Okoro