Global Aviation Sector Leader
Karl joined Buro Happold in 2013, bringing with him over a decade of experience in the aviation sector. He is a leading specialist in airport MEP systems, with a particular interest in low energy design and using BIM to improve the whole building lifecycle.
With a calm leadership style that encourages collaboration, Karl is able to create a cohesive team and build the strong relationships with both architects and clients required to deliver large and complex projects. Coupled with his interdisciplinary knowledge, this skill has earned Karl a well-deserved reputation for efficient delivery of effective engineering solutions.
In the course of his career, Karl has worked across four continents. He has delivered three major aviation projects in the Middle East, most recently leading the MEP design of the Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal. This ambitious, 30 million capacity building is one of the most sustainable in the Middle East, with a rating of Estidama 3 Pearls. Karl was pivotal in coordinating this ambitious project using BIM, as well as acting as key interface with the architect and client for the transatlantic team.
Karl is currently lending his expertise to the development of Olaya Metro Station in Riyadh. On this project, Buro Happold is working closely with the architect to develop integrated systems that will deliver a station that not only provides an exceptional passenger experience, but also creates much needed green space in the Saudi capital.