In this lecture Michael Cook will be pulling together the threads of a forty-year engineering career; describing the journey he has travelled and showing how it might help younger engineers map out their own journeys with a rather more sure footing.
Michael Cook is a leading structural engineer who has made a significant contribution to the design of many innovative buildings, to the development of a thriving BuroHappold practice and to the reputation of the profession.
After graduating from Cambridge in 1977 he worked with Ted Happold and Frei Otto on a range of membrane and cable net structures. He joined a newly–formed research group at the University of Bath (School of Architecture and Building Engineering), undertaking research and development into air-supported structures (1977 to 1982). He was awarded a PhD in 1983. Since that time he has led the design of many award-winning construction projects in UK, USA, Germany, Middle East and the Far East.