London Build

London Build

London Build 2018

Ali Mangera

Ali Mangera

Director, Mangera Yvars Architects

Ali Mangera is both an Architect and Engineer and uniquely placed to understand the intricacies of design, collaboration, construction, delivery. He studied engineering at Leeds University graduating in the top tier to win a fully funded place at Pennsylvania Statute University, USA before completing his Master’s degree in 1989 in Architectural Engineering where he researched advanced structural and environmental design in large public buildings.

Ali then worked at the global multidisciplinary practice Skidmore Owings and Merril, at the Chicago office where he worked as an engineer-architect on several High-Rise projects including The AT&T Headquarters

Buildings in Chicago, Denver and Colorado as well as a community project for Evanston Children’s Home in North Chicago.

Ali attended executive education schemes at Universities in France and Italy giving him a wider perspective of European Construction sector. In 1994 Ali studied architecture at The Architectural Association London and at The London Met University where was awarded the thesis prize by Toyo Ito.

In 1996, Ali joined Zaha Hadid Architects where he quickly took on design leadership rolls heading the team that won the Holloway Road Bridge. He managed MAXXI National Museum Rome which later won RIBA Stirling Prize winning. On MAXXI Ali managed the design team and was project interface with The Italian Government. He also worked on The Cincinnati Arts Centre as well as The Lugano Palace Hotel and a large Affordable Housing scheme in Vienna.

In 2001 Ali co-founded MYAA. The practice won a series of Europan Masterplanning and housing schemes including the Masterplan for the Thessalonica Northern Arc, as well as the Reims City Masterplan. The practice has gone to work globally winning numerous awards.

With more than 28 years of experience on diverse and award-winning projects around the world, Ali has acquired a great understanding of design and delivery of major projects. He is accustomed to leading the design development process at various scales, managing interfaces, stakeholder engagement, coordination and brief interpretation towards the creation of successful urban environments, with real added value for the various stakeholders.

His experience as an architect and engineer provides him with a unique understanding of the complexities of construction and this innate sense also adds great value to MYAA’s design processes including the ability to influence engineering and cost management process and to streamline outcomes. This experience has enabled him to teach/lecture at various institutions globally including Hong Kong Design Institute, Columbia, Cambridge University, The AA and many others.

Ali also works for the UK Design Council and sits on major project review panels with specialism on Large mixed use projects/Masterplanning, Residential, Education, Retail and Zero Carbon.Yvars logo


What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​