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Eva Mills

Director, International


MA (Hons), CEng, MIMechE

Eva leads our international business, supporting existing clients globally and working with our partners on new opportunities around the world.

Eva is a chartered engineer with over 30 years' blue-chip international experience, leading teams from early concept design through to construction on a range of complex real estate development projects. Throughout her career, she has worked with a number of signature architects including Foster + Partners, Farrells, HOK, SOM and WilkinsonEyre.

This experience, coupled to her work with a range of owner-occupiers, has influenced her approach to whole-life design to maximise the commercial and environmental performance of buildings over their lifecycle.

Her career track record includes leading the building services concept design for the 81-storey, 287-room mixed use and luxury Shangri-La hotel in Beijing; developing a site-wide energy strategy and leading the MEP concept design for the Phase 3 masterplan of the China World Trade Centre in Beijing; introducing the first chilled beam air-conditioning system to Sydney, Australia in the design of the 39-storey, 240m skyscraper for Deutsche Bank; leading the MEP strategy for the 6,000 student Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Malaysia; and leading the design team on the former Howard Air Force Base on the Panama Canal. In the UK, Eva has also led work on Helicon, a 28,000 sq m office and retail development in London, and on Christchurch Court in Paternoster Square.

At Hydrock, Eva has led our 100+ strong MEP team, and specifically acted as project director delivering the MEP design on a major hi-spec R&D facility for Dyson, as well as being instrumental in our work on the new multi-award winning 11,000 sq m headquarters for the UK Hydrographic Office which transformed the workplace environment.

In 2019, Eva was recognised as ‘Best woman electrical and mechanical engineer’ at the prestigious European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.