Andy is one of Buro Happold’s leading structural engineers, with a passion for teamwork and a history of delivering successful projects and complex designs. Since joining Buro Happold in 2006 his drive for people-centred design has led him to focus on the Sports and Cultural sectors, and Andrew now leads the dedicated Sports and Entertainment Structural Engineering team in our Bath Office.
Andy led the structural design of the Louvre Abu Dhabi through to its public opening day in November 2017. He began by leading the concept development of the dome structure, changing the steel arrangement to a complex patternisation in tune with the vision of Ateliers Jean Nouvel – this unlocked the potential for the structure to be an integral part of the layering system contributing to the iconic ‘Rain of Light’ that can now be seen in reality.
This amazing experience, followed by multi-disciplinary leadership on Etihad Stadium Expansion and Bristol Arena, has given Andy a passion for designing to achieve transformative outcomes for clients.
He leads the venue performance team, whose mission is to introduce a new field of sports science which entirely redefines what sports venues can offer, represent and achieve for clubs, their fans and their cities.