Anil joined Buro Happold after 25 years of consulting experience, primarily in Australia and the Middle East, working on major projects across 15 countries. A New Zealander, Anil graduated from the University of Canterbury, NZ with first class honours, specialising in structures. He followed up with a Masters degree in Auckland in soil structural interaction.
Anil began his career in Australia in the 1980s capitalising on his interest in structural dynamics and computer applications. With that decade’s tall building boom, he developed expertise in all aspects of tall building design, working on more than 70 buildings over 200m high across the world.
As a tall buildings expert, Anil headed an international consulting operation in Dubai, working on exciting and architecturally demanding projects, including the 1km high Nakheel Tall Tower proposed for Dubai.
More recently at Buro Happold he is known for:
- Omkar 1973 Worli – three residential towers of 80+ storeys in Mumbai.
- Piramal Gulita – A luxurious 30,000sqft residential home in Mumbai
- Supa Nova – A 7 million sqft mixed use development in Noida, India
Anil is passionate about engineering and treating it as an art as well as a science. He 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. He was a senior lecturer and continues as an Academic Associate at the University of Melbourne. He developed more than 100 lectures for students and has conducted lectures and short courses for professional engineers in over 10 countries. Anil has also written more than 30 journal and conference papers on all aspects of tall buildings.
In 2011 Anil lead Buro Happold’s India operations, positioning the practice for the region’s extraordinary development and growth opportunities in infrastructure and the built environment.
With his ‘hands on’ approach, and clear understanding and respect for different cultures he enjoys exchanging the knowledge between West and East.