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Andrea Menardo

Andrea is a structural engineer with 16 years of experience spanning Italy, the U.K., and Germany.

A graduate in Civil & Structural Engineering from Polytechnic Milan in 2004, Andrea's thesis on buckling of slender arched footbridges was published in the renowned journal Structural Engineering International by IABSE.

After gaining experience in Italy as a Resident Engineer on a large building site, he relocated to London in 2006 to work with world-class engineering consultancy Buro Happold, designing national and international projects in a variety of materials, including schemes by the likes of Foster & Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects.  

In 2011 he moved to Buro Happold’s Berlin office, where he delivered a few high-profiles projects in the capital city, most notably the rehearsal facilities for the State Opera House, the Zalando Headquarter and the WAVE luxury apartments. At local firm IFB Frohloff Staffa Kühl Ecker between late 2016 and 2020, Andrea worked on the structural preservation and enhancement of our built heritage.

Esteemed for his creativity and lateral thinking, Andrea has often been invited as lecturer and design critic at architectural schools, including the University of East London and the Dessau Institute of Architecture.  He is the recipient of the 2010 Pai Lin Travel Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers for his research on modern methods of construction for thin concrete shells.

Currently an MSc candidate in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication at the University of Nicosia, in collaboration with the REX|LAB at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at Innsbruck University, Andrea joined the BRG in July 2020 as a structural engineer.

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