Maryanne Wachter is a structural engineer interested in the application of digital fabrication to bending active structures. She received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University in 2011, where she completed a senior thesis on the design and construction of the Scunthorpe Sports Academy gridshell, advised by Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens. She received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration on Structural Engineering & Geomechanics from Stanford University in 2012. Upon graduation, she worked as a bridge designer with Buckland & Taylor from 2013-2014 on projects such as the erection engineering for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and the bid design for the New Wear Crossing. In addition to her work in bridge design, she has also completed engineering internships at Leslie E. Robertson Associates and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Since June 2015 until April 2018, Maryanne was a PhD researcher at the Block Research Group, part of the NCCR Digital Fabrication.