Ian Liddell

Educator, Organization founder

1938 –


Who is Ian Liddell?

William Ian Liddell CBE FREng FIStructE Hon FRIBA is a structural engineer and the designer of London's Millennium Dome. He was one of the founding partners of Buro Happold and is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Cambridge University School of Engineering. He is now a consultant for Buro Happold.

He studied mechanical sciences at St John's College, Cambridge followed by a diploma in concrete structures at Imperial College, London.

He was project engineer on the Sydney Opera House, playing a significant role in the formfinding of the iconic roofs. He received the IStructE Gold Medal in 1999.

For his work as Chief Design Engineer on London's Millennium Dome project, he was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 1999 New Year Honours.

Ian has an interest in the encouragement of the next generation of engineers and designers. To this end he is a Trustee of both the Arkwright Scholarships Trust and The Smallpeice Trust.

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  • Master's Degree, University of Cambridge
    Mechanical Sciences
  • Imperial College London
    Concrete Structures
  • Buro Happold

on July 23, 2013


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