Larry Malcic, Design Principal, HOK International, London

Larry Malcic leads the design process for HOK in London, providing design direction for a diverse range of commercial, corporate, academic and civic buildings.  His involvement begins at the strategic design stage and continues throughout the development and delivery of projects.  He established HOK’s strong presence in the UK and Europe, and has designed buildings in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.


Larry is working on large-scale master plans in the UK and the Middle East, and has delivered multiple award-winning projects for Canary Wharf, Grosvenor and Skanska.  The London practice has refurbished major government buildings like the Ministry of Defence Main Building, the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices and 22-26 Whitehall for the Cabinet Office.  Work in continental Europe includes master plans for Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and buildings for NCR Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Dexia Bank.


He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, attaining diplomas in Environmental Design and Architecture.  A trustee of the Architectural Association Foundation and a member of the Dean’s Council, University of Pennsylvania, Larry has lectured and taught in the UK and USA.

Alistair Guthrie, Director Building Design, ARUP

Alistair Guthrie is a Director and Leader of global buildings sustainability at Arup.

He is an Arup Fellow and an Honorary Professor of Environmental Design in the School of Built Environment Nottingham University. He joined Arup in 1979 and has been involved in the design of arts & culture, education, commercial and transport buildings worldwide.

They include the Menil Collection, Houston, California Academy of Science, Kansai Airport, Japan and the Eden project in Cornwall. He has designed a number of other projects with PV arrays including the SNFCC project in Athens, the Kimbell museum in Fort Worth and the new parliament building in Malta.

Alistair's particular expertise is the application of building physics and micro climate design in finding sustainable solutions to the built environment.


Paul Cartuyvels, European Affairs Director, BOUYGUES Europe SA

Paul Cartuyvels graduated as a bioengineer at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium in 1987.

He participated to the opening of the BOUYGUES Group EU Affairs office in Brussels in 2001 where he acts now as the Director. The BOUGUES Group is active in the construction, telecom and audiovisual sector. It employs 133.000 people in 90 countries around the world.

In 2005, BOUYGUES participated to the launch of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP). This was part of the initiative of the Commission to surround itself with sectorial industrial advice to prepare and deploy its 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development ( FP7 2007-2013).

In 2008, the Energy Efficiency activity of ECTP was given a boost by creating the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA).  This would become the privileged partner of the Commission in its initiative to relaunch the EU’s economy. In this case, the R&D Public Private Partnership on Energy efficiency in Buildings (EeB PPP) that would earmark 500 M€ from FP 7 budget for RDI activities in EeB.

In 2014, with the launch of HORIZON 2020, the EeB PPP was reconducted with a budget of 600 M€.

The BOUYGUES Group is dedicated to the development of sustainable and liveable districts and cities by applying the latest technologies to both new and retrofitted buildings in a balanced urban planning. From passive retrofitting to positive energy new buildings, the combined approach mixing renewable energy sources is giving a strategic share to solar technologies. Building Integrated PV is progressively being developed as one of the responses to the challenges of a clean and locally produced energy.