Gavin joined BuroHappold Engineering in 1987 and became a partner of the practice in 2000 before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2005: a post he held for the full term of six years. Whilst CEO he became Chairman of the BuroHappold Board, a role BuroHappold’s Senior Partner, Mike Cook, took up in 2012.
A true passion for design within the built environment in its broadest sense flows through his work, coupled with a deep technical interest in both macro energy planning and low carbon building design.
Gavin’s recent design work has been focused on the techno-economic engineering of national, city and campus scale distributed energy schemes comprising: power, cooling and heat generation, and distribution networks.
Previous work has included the MEP design for large scale commercial and public building projects together with building physics, system simulation and evaluation.
A strong desire to explore has seen Gavin live and work in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, North America and South East Asia. As a result he retains a key interest in both understanding and challenging local conventions to find high value solutions.
Since the mid-nineties Gavin has lectured at universities within and outside the UK, in particular teaching multidisciplinary design, running architectural low carbon master classes in the US and acting as an external examiner at Northumbria University.
Gavin is also currently Chairman of the Happold Foundation, a not for profit organisation, which promotes the role of engineering in society.
Asia, India and Middle East