Al leads computational development for BuroHappold globally, directing our distributed development community across all of our offices. With a focus on code, as part of our computational engineering leadership team, Al helps ensure our visual programming, scripting and coding practices are embedded into all of our engineering teams as a non-specialist skill.
Al joined BuroHappold in 2007 following his masters and PhD in Civil and Architectural Engineering. Since joining the firm he has led computational work on some of BuroHappold’s most iconic projects such as, Louvre Abu Dhabi and the London Olympic Stadium Transformation – projects that have demanded novel approaches to computation, optimisation and scripting to make them possible.
BuroHappold’s clear focus is around increasing participation and accessibility to new technology and computational approaches, through a culture of open sharing, dissemination and upskilling of abilities.
Much of the work of Al and his team over recent years has focused on creating a globally accessible coding framework for mass participation in engineering tool development. This foundational work is enabling innovation across all of our multidisciplinary teams in performance driven design – tapping into BuroHappold’s collective expertise.