Matthew joined Buro Happold in 1999, and over a ten year period built a team of structural and civil engineers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Copenhagen. As Director responsible for our Edinburgh and Copenhagen offices, he worked on a number of landmark projects including Edinburgh University Potterrow; Royal Commonwealth Pool redevelopment; new National Museum of Liverpool; Syddansk University Alsion Campus; Danish National Opera House; and the Royal Botanic Gardens John Hope Gateway.

In 2009 Matthew moved to Hong Kong and then Beijing, establishing our Chinese business. Major projects included the West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail link in Kowloon; Xiqu Chinese Opera House; Youth Olympic Centre, Nanjing; W Town Biomes, Beijing; and the Beijing New Airport.

In 2016 Matthew returned to UK and now works in our London office, focused on Architecturally led projects such as the Monroe Blocks mixed use development in Detroit; Bristol University Library; and the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum.

Over his 30 year career, Matthew has gained experience across many sectors and at all scales including theatres and museums; education and commercial buildings; masterplanning and infrastructure. He is particularly interested in the integrated engineering design of complex buildings, and the development of cultural infrastructure in the widest sense.

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