Renowned expert in lightweight structures Matthew Birchall has become the newest member of Buro Happold LLP.
Matthew, an engineering and architecture graduate, joined the consultancy in 2006 and has been instrumental in building up Buro Happold’s global reputation as a leader in the design of lightweight structures, including tensile and other complex forms of construction, for several sports stadia and other specialist building and infrastructure projects. He has been heavily involved in both the conceptual design and delivery of many iconic sports and leisure venues, including the stadia for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games and Sochi 2014, the Emirates Airline and Up at the O2, the spectacular climb over the roof of the O2 Arena.
Matthew’s addition to the Partnership reinforces the consultancy’s commitment to maintaining and growing their cutting edge technical capability in order to continue providing clients with original, innovative solutions to new challenges in the built environment in both new and existing markets and sectors.
Senior partner Mike Cook commented “I am delighted to welcome Matthew to the Partnership. He brings with him so many of the qualities we value at Buro Happold such as the courage he has shown in his direction of innovative work and his conviction to developing our skill base in a specialist area to such effect. We pride ourselves on our people and their dedication to delivering sustainable solutions for a better future. Matthew has truly enhanced our reputation for creativity and invention; something we are naturally very keen to continue.”
Matthew added “Buro Happold has supported and enabled me to build together with my colleagues a world leading team of experts in lightweight engineering, capable of designing and delivering some of the most creative and visually impactful buildings around. I look forward in turn to supporting the Partnership to ensure that Buro Happold continues to grow and flourish, demonstrating the positive impact our profession has on the built environment.”