Michael Dickson

Professor Michael Dickson CBE, BA, MS, FREng, FIStructE, FICE, HonFRIBA, FRSA (b. 1944) is a structural engineer and a founding partner of Buro Happold. He is a Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Bath School of Architecture and Civil Engineering. He studied mechanical sciences (the precursor of engineering) at Cambridge University followed by Structural Engineering and Town Planning at Cornell University in the USA. He became the Chairman of Buro Happold in 1996 and held the post until April 2005, when he resigned from the partnership. He currently holds the post of Chairman of the Happold Trust, a charitable trust funded by Buro Happold. From 2000 to 2002 he was Chairman of the Construction Industry Council and from 2005 to 2006, he was the President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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    Buro Happold’s structural engineering team works closely with architects and clients as well as other Buro Happold specialists to deliver exciting yet functional buildings that exceed expectations for cost-effective construction and operation. Our structural engineers advise on all aspects of the project – including construction materials and methods, costs, risks and sustainability – to give clients complete confidence that the final design is sound and offers best value.

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