Erin Sands

Assistant Project Manager at Gardiner & Theobald

  1. What made you interested in working in the Built Environment?

I have always had a keen interest in architecture and the built environment, seeing the evolution of the construction industry over the years. I chose a career in the Built Environment to get involved in the development of a project through all RIBA stages, being able to watch the design develop and building grow and know you were an integral part of the project, making a difference to the community.


  1. Why did you join the Built Environment Change Makers?

Being a Change Maker is about being part of a real step change in how we address growing issued such as net zero, diversity and inclusion. It’s about driving positive results through action rather than continuing as we are. As a Change Maker you get to help initiate activities which are aimed at educating existing industry professionals, whilst giving a voice for other young people interested in joining the sector.


  1. What are your top 3 knowledge areas that you are bringing to the Built Environment Change Makers?
  • Project Management
  • Net Zero
  • Sustainability in Construction


  1. What are you hoping to achieve?

I am hoping to further promote the need for innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s climate crisis. Engagement with the Scottish Government and local councils will aid in driving this forward.  

To encourage collaboration between the Change Maker and Gardiner and Theobalds NextGen programme to promote net zero and bring together people to tackle current issues within the Built Environment.