Meet the ACE2Zambia 2022 Team!

The ACE2Zambia 2022 team represents a cross-section of the Architecture and Civil Engineering Department, with both civil engineers and architects represented with a wide range of experiences gained during their studies.

Cat San

I’m a third-year architecture student currently on placement. I’m so excited to be a part of the team going to Zambia this summer. I feel this will be a challenging yet rewarding environment to apply some of the skills I have learnt at university and on placement so far. I’m also looking forward to getting involved with the culture of Zambia and with some of the sport going on adjacent to our construction project. 

Cat San

Daniel Vizard-Williams

I’m a 3rd-year civil engineering student, back from my industrial placement in ethical and sustainable investing. Going to Zambia while at university is a once in a lifetime opportunity to practically apply the technical knowledge acquired and implement project management techniques. The experience will be invaluably rewarding, not only from a personal development perspective but by providing the Zambian children with new facilities and seeing their reaction to them.


Rhys Phillips

I’m a final year undergraduate civil engineering student at the University of Bath sponsored by BAM Nuttall through the Institution of Civil Engineers QUEST Scholarship. I’m also a recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering ‘Engineering Leaders Scholarship’ and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

I’ve worked across design and construction in the civil engineering sector, as well as conducting research into the applications of machine learning techniques to natural disaster prevention and mitigation, and I am looking forward to applying my experiences in Zambia this summer.


Alice Gaukroger

I’m a third year civil and architectural engineering student, just returned from a year in industry working with two different contractors. I’m excited to go to Zambia and get stuck into the construction process and also the culture. Working on a site in Africa will pose many exciting new challenges that I’ve never seen before. This experience will be eye opening and I look forward to helping a community.


Emelia Noyce

I’m a 2nd year architecture student at the University of Bath. Architecture is all about designing structures that serve the needs of people so I’m really looking forward to being part of this team and physically giving back to a community in need. I’m also excited to spend time on site in conditions I’ve never experienced before, and getting to learn lots about construction and the Zambian culture.