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Guest Speaker Biography

Dr. Sarah Prichard, BuroHappold Engineering 


Sarah joined BuroHappold Engineering as a Trinity College Dublin graduate in January 2001, having completed her PhD on the response of concrete to impact. She is one of the practice’s leaders in building vibrations and dynamics, and consults widely in this area, particularly on mixed use, transport stations, sports structures, hospitals and laboratories projects. She has developed a passion for the delivery of multidisciplinary projects across several sectors, ensuring a high quality of delivery and client satisfaction.

Sarah spent three years in Qatar leading the supervision of the engineering works on Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Mshereib Downtown Doha Project, formerly known as the Heart of Doha. This project intends to entirely recreate the centre of Doha in a sustainable and sympathetic way for the 21st century.

Sarah mentors engineers and technicians as part of her work, and is chartered with both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK. However, in leading large, complex projects in recent years she has become a truly holistic and multi-disciplinary designer and project director.

Sarah is a Partner at BuroHappold and the UK Buildings Managing Director, responsible for leading the work of the practice in its five UK offices.