Structural Engineering

The Structural team works on the design and delivery of projects all around the world. The design ethos of the team is to find the most elegant minimal resolution to the structural challenges of a particular project – to identify the ‘inevitable’ solution, where nothing more can be removed.

The team has the technical knowledge and experience to address projects of varying scales and complexity. There is a strong emphasis on research and development, with senior members of the team contributing to design guidance documents for tall buildings, as well as the code committee for the British Standard for Concrete.

The diverse team is professionally licensed to design and deliver buildings across Europe, the United States and Asia, as well as the UK, with projects ranging in scale from the tensegrity structure of the Venice Chapel to the new International Tocumen Airport in Panama.

  • Seismic Engineering

    The team has designed buildings in seismic areas around the world, including California, China, Manila, Panama and southern Europe. These projects have involved both performance based seismic design methods, and prescriptive code based approaches.

  • Tall buildings

    The team has a particular strength in the design of tall buildings, from concept to construction, in the United States, Europe, and Asia. With extensive experience around the world, the structural team are able to bring their international knowledge to bear for each specific project.


  • Transport facilities

    The team has gained expertise in the design and construction of transport facilities around the world. Working as an integrated team enables close coordination between disciplines which is a significant benefit for these large and complex projects which are often delivered to fast-track construction programmes.

  • Research

    Research is key to our engineering approach. Working with other groups across the practice, studies are carried out into specific materials as well as design and analysis methods. Senior members of the team are members of the Institution of Civil Engineers and are working with universities around the world on research into the structural use of timber, stone, and low carbon cement. The team sit on the UK Green Construction Board’s Low Carbon Concrete Group, playing a vital role in the development of the Low Carbon Concrete Routemap.

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