Erik Behrens of AECOM is a German Designer and Architect who heads up an award winning Design Studio in London. His studio’s work is innovative and signified by ambitious designs, many defying traditional architectural conventions and dimensions. He joined EDAW/AECOM in 2006 and played a key role on the Design Team for the London 2012 Olympics. Since 2007 he has been leading the design of a series of high profile development projects including Oxygen Park at Education City, the Lusail Expressway Artscape and the design for the world’s first undersea Pedestrian Tunnel in Istanbul, amongst signature bridge and tall building structures across the US, Canada, Middle East and Asia. Recent work has included a series of human-centered design projects weaving together design, technology, and services into seamless ecosystems and solutions. Before joining AECOM he worked with MADA s.p.a.m., Agence TER, and Alex Wall a former Partner of Rem Koolhaas OMA and Tutor of Zaha Hadid. His work has been exhibited internationally including at the Venice and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale and the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin. He has directed research and design studios at the KIT in Germany and has been guest design critic at the TU Munich, GSD Harvard, Bartlett School of Architecture and AA London.