Wolf Mangelsdorf is a partner and structural engineer based in BuroHappold’s New York office. Since first joining the firm in 2002, Wolf has led large multidisciplinary teams on some of the world’s most structurally complex buildings including Zaha Hadid’s City of Dreams development in Macau and the Battersea Power Station Master Plan in London.
Wolf is charged with ensuring the highest level of design and technology methodologies, collaborating with the wider global practice. Additionally, he is the Global Discipline Director for structural engineering, responsible for cultivating the next generation of engineers, and currently leads the firm’s modular technology solutions, which includes a unique engineering design system that is faster and more flexible than traditional methods.
Trained as an architect and civil engineer, Wolf’s varied background informs his ingenuity as an engineer, enabling such signature buildings and landmarks as the Museum of Transport in Glasgow, Scotland, and the roof to the Médiacité retail center in Liege, Belgium. He has written, lectured and presented extensively on the topic of structuring strategies for complex geometries, and is fluent in English, German, Italian and French.