MATTHEW JOHNSON

ENGINEER

Senior structural engineer, with over 15 years’ experience in New Zealand and the UK. I help clients to achieve their architect’s inspiration by understanding the brief and developing a structural solution that supports this.

You can expect me to be flexible in my design approach - I am willing to look at all options. My solid background in all materials means I can consider not only what will work best but what’s available, at what price and in what timeframe. For example, in 2015 I provided structural input into two hotels being constructed in Kathmandu, Nepal. I married Structural Design’s seismic experience with locally available building products to create a well- designed structure that was easy for local labourers to install.

 

In the UK I worked a lot with concrete, and my experience is predominantly in the area of medium-rise residential and commercial buildings.

 

This has taught me three things that are critical to delivering a successful design: understanding the brief, working closely with other professionals to achieve the client’s goals and considering the buildability of the various structural options open to me.

Experience highlights include:

 

  • Designing the structure for an Olympic Community Area, a legacy project for the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. This featured cross-laminated timber and resulted in an attractive building in an iconic location.

  • Designing Grafton Halls of Residence with the University of Auckland. My first major project back in New Zealand consisting of three individual 3-5 story buildings with a communal dining hall.

  • If you choose to work with me you can expect me to present information clearly, work closely with your wider team and deliver buildable structural designs that result in a building or other structure of which you can be proud.

 

Qualifications:
  • A Bursary

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, the University of Auckland

  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Structural Engineers (MIStructE)

Geyser Building (Suite 207),

100 Parnell Road, Parnell

Auckland 1052

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