About Us

Ora Labora was founded by Stella Macharia in 2019. Stella graduated from the University of Bath, with a MEng in Civil and Architectural Engineering, followed by a PhD in Civil Engineering.

Ora Labora vision is to provide private, residential, and commercial clients the best advice possible through a clearly defined process – one that was honed and refined during her time at well-reputed structural engineering firms; to work collaboratively and transparently; and provide a concept to completion end service to the customer.

Attention to detail and a deep understanding of the industry helps drive Ora Labora onwards. Ora Labora has a defined project management process, that ensures that all work is of the highest quality. Ora Labora always takes responsibility for delivering projects on time. Ora Labora can be trusted to get the job done to your exacting requirements and specifications.

Stella's story

Having grown up in Kenya, Stella always knew from an early age that she wanted to set up her own practice. She visited building sites with her parents as a young girl, and marveled at how schematic drawings represented solid, tangible buildings that were homes in the community, and places to work.
Since leaving academia, Stella has developed a reputation for excellence through working for several highly respected engineering firms. She has worked across a large number of award-winning projects, that encompassed offshore engineering, transport studies, and a variety of residential new build projects and refurbishment schemes.




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39 West Stonebridge,
Peter Brorough, UK