ANDREW GRANT AADipl MEng CEng MICE ARB RIBA
- Andrew is both a Chartered Engineer and Architect. He studied at Sheffield University where he received a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering and at the Architectural Association in London where he received an Architectural Association Diploma in Architecture. He is a designer who believes passionately in the benefits of integrated Architectural and Engineering design and that buildings, products and designs that are innovative, interesting and economic should be driven by the inter-relationship of the two. Over the course of his career Andrew has worked at some of the UK's leading engineering design firms and has been involved in and led the design of numerous high profile and award winning projects with some of the world's most renowned architectural practices. He has successfully delivered projects of all scales from bespoke art installations to major infrastructure works and civic buildings.
Master of Engineering (MEng), University of Sheffield
Architectural Association Diploma in Architecture (AA Dipl)
Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK (CEng)
Chartered Member Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
Registered Architect, Architects Registration Board (ARB)
Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Lecturer, Architectural Association - Technical Studies (2006 - 2008)
Unit Tutor - Cass School of Architecture - Graduate Diploma (2015 - present)
- N M Rothschild Bank, London (Completed 2011)
- Lead Engineer and multidisciplinary Project Manager for 15 storey office headquarters in the City of London with OMA Architects. The project was built on a highly constrained site located over numerous underground tunnels. Short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize and RIBA London Building of the year 2012
- Project Horizon, Norwich Union Headquarters (Completed 2006)
- Lead Engineer for the design of a 40 x 40m clear span grid-shell roof undertaken as refurbishment of Norwich Union's grade I listed headquarters. The geometrically complex glass dome was a feature article in the 'Structural Engineer' Journal.
- Qatar Foundation, HQ, Education City, Doha (Completed 2014)
- Lead Engineer for concept design of Qatar Foundation headquarters. The 12 storey cube incorporated three hung storeys that were suspended from the roof.
- Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China (Completed 2013)
- Lead Engineer for concept design of 220m high tower with OMA. The project incorporates a 40m cantilevering trading floor elevated above a ground piazza.
- Eden House, London (Completed in 2007)
- Superstructure package manager and designer of bespoke cable hung facade on 5-storey office development in the City of London.
- King William Street, London (Currently on site)
- Lead engineer for refurbishment of grade II listed building located within the Bank Conservation Area constructed over Bank Underground Station, running tunnels and Thames Water sewer.
- BBC Broadcasting House, London (Completed 2008)
- Design Engineer on redevelopment of BBC's historic headquarters at Portland place. The project incorporated both refurbishment of the grade I listed building and new build broadcasting facilities.
- Victoria and Albert Grain Silos, Cape Town (On Site)
- Refurbishment of early 20th century grain silos into multi use cultural centre for display of the arts with Heatherwick Studio.
- Bryghusprojekte, Copenhagen (On Site)
- Lead Engineer on 27,000 sqm, mixed used waterfront development housing the headquarters for the Danish Architecture Centre, with OMA Architects.
- Serpentine Pavilion, London (Completed 2006)
- Structural Engineer on demountable pavilion consisting of inflatable balloon roof and polycarbonate cable hung enclosure in Hyde Park, London with Rem Koolhaas and OMA architects.
- Lusail Stadium, Qatar (Unrealised)
- Design Engineer for competition finalist of FIFA World Cup Final Stadium for Qatar 2022. The proposal consisted of a 180 meter cantilevering timber parasol with Heatherwick Studio/ Hopkins.
- Danish Natural History Museum (Unrealised)
- Competition to refurbish historic museum. The project proposed the innovative use of bridge technology to form a complex architectural concrete roof.
- National Contemporary Arts Museum, Riga, Latvia (Unrealised)
- Lead Engineer for new 16,000sqm Contemporary Arts Museum housed within a refurbished early 19th century power station in Riga, Latvia with Rem Koolhaas/ OMA architects.
- Barbican Centre, London (Completed 2005)
- Design Engineer on refurbishment of Barbican Arts Centre. The project involved amendments to the existing concrete structure to facilitate architectural remodelling of the main lobby spaces.
- Tottenham Court Road Station, Over Site Development (On Site)
- Lead Engineer for 9 storey residential development with Hawkins Brown architects located on Oxford Street directly over new underground railway station built as part of Crossrail.
- Sculpture with Antony Gormley Studio (Completed 2012)
- Design Engineer on art installation consisting of 20mm square rods with Antony Gormley Studio.
- Welcome to Sidcup, Kent (Unrealised)
- Lead Engineer and multidisciplinary Project Manager for 15 storey new build residential project in Sidcup, Kent incorporating cantilevering flats with Studio Egret West.
- Hilly Fields Cresent, London (Completed 2014)
- Lead Engineer on extensive remodelling of Edwardian property in South London incorporating house extension and loft conversion with London Architecture Studio.
- Alexander Street, London (On Site)
- Lead Engineer on extensive refurbishment of Georgian Terrace in Paddington London with Totem Studio.
- Frank Dixon Way, South London (Completed 2006)
- Lead Engineer for extensive refurbishment of residential property in South London. The project involved extensive reconfiguration of the property to form new double height spaces.
- Alconbury Road, London (On Site)
- Lead Engineer on extensive refurbishment of early 20th century property with Scenario Architecture. The project involved suspending the existing extension to create flowing spaces between the ground floor and basement.
- Danbury Street, London (On Site)
- Lead Engineer on extensive refurbishment of 19th century regency style town-house in North London with Scenario Architecture.
- School of Drama Film and Visual Art, University of Kent (Completed 2010)
- Lead Structural Engineer for RIBA award winning drama school with Hawkins Brown architects. The project incorporated complex internal spaces creating stacked boxes containing sound recording studios, offices and dance/drama facilities. The building was constructed from architecturally exposed concrete planks and an exposed steelwork frame.
- Little Orchard, Berkshire (On Site)
- Lead Engineer for refurbishment of oak barn outhouse in Berkshire with Kokorelia Architects.
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution Headquarters, Poole (Completed 2004)
- Lead/Resident Engineer based on site responsible for supervising the construction and fit out of a new training college and Survival Centre that incorporated a large swimming pool capable of facilitating capsize drills. The project was completed in 2004 and won an award for construction quality.
- Information Engineering Building, Oxford University (Completed 2005)
- Lead Engineer on lightweight steel atrium located between three existing buildings. The project consisted of an architectural steelwork frame supporting ETFE cushions.
- Merton College, University of Oxford (Completed 2003)
- Structural Engineer for new build department at the University of Oxford on historic site incorporating extensive archaeology. The building consisted of a masonry and stone structure incorporating brickwork stability system and cantilever stone staircase.
- Faculty of English, Cambridge University (Completed 2003)
- Structural Engineer on new build department at the University of Cambridge. The building designed with Allies and Morrison consists of an exposed concrete frame with terracotta cladding and a single storey basement housing archiving.
- Garden Bridge, London (On Site)
- Structural Engineer responsible for concept design of bridge over the River Thames with Heatherwick Studio. Located in central London spanning between the ITV center and Temple Station the bridge consists of two sculptural Copper -Nickel shells which will house a park incorporating large trees and a varying landscape.
- King Abdullah International Airport (On Site)
- Design leader for significant section of King Abdullah International Airport Terminal Building, Jedah, which when complete in 2016 will be one of the largest airports in the world.
- Stratford Link Canopy, London (Completed 2011)
- Lead Structural Engineer for canopy structure located directly outside the main entrance to Stratford International Station which forms one of the main entrances to the 2012 London Olympic site. The canopy was built of exposed architectural steelwork.
- Finsbury Park Underground Station (Completed 2006)
- Design Engineer for cantilevering entrance canopy to Finsbury Park Underground station with Tony Meadow Architects. The canopy was constructed from exposed architectural steelwork with ETFE cushions forming the plane of the roof.
- Virgin VIP Lounge, Heathrow Airport (Completed 2006)
- Lead Engineer responsible for the concept design of a suspended floating lounge at Heathrow Airport. Designed to be fully prefabricated and fitted out off-site, the lounge was delivered in two pieces, bolted together and installed overnight.
- Salford Meadows Bridge Competition (Unrealized)
- Lead Structural Engineer for competition entry to build pedestrian link bridge. The competition design with SOMA architects consisted of a fibrous bifurcating timber form constructed of small individual accoya treated timber.