Anil joined BuroHappold in 2011 after 25 years of consulting experience, primarily in Australia and the Middle East, working on major projects in over 15 countries. Anil, a New Zealander, graduated from the University of Canterbury, NZ with first class honours specialising in structures and followed his graduate studies with a Masters degree in Auckland in soil structural interaction. He commenced his career in Australia in early 1980s and with his interests in structural dynamics and computer applications, coupled with a building boom of tall buildings in that country, he developed an expertise in all aspects of tall building design allowing him to manage the design of many of the tallest buildings in Australia, leading him to work on over 70 buildings over 200m high worldwide.
He is passionate about engineering and treating it as an art as well as a science and enjoys working collaboratively with Architects, Contractors and Consultants on projects to completion which are cost effective and are seen as a success by the owner, the users, and just as importantly the community. Anil is a strong advocate of passing on knowledge to the new generation of engineers and through his position as a senior lecturer for 4 years in the 1990s and a continuing role as an Academic Associate at the University of Melbourne has developed over 100 lectures for graduates and post graduates and has conducted lectures and short courses for professional engineers in over 10 countries. He has also written over 30 journal and conference papers on all aspects of tall buildings.
Over the last 10 years, Anil has followed the building boom on a global scale by heading an international consulting operation in Dubai working on numerous exciting and architecturally demanding projects including the 1km high Nakheel Tall Tower proposed for Dubai. Anil has recently moved to India to head BuroHappold’s India operations as the Regional Director to meet the regions development and growth in infrastructure and built environment. With his hands on approach, and clear understanding and respect for different cultures he looks forward to exchanging the knowledge between West and East and to bring the BuroHappold’s ethos to India.
Asia, India and Middle East